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Susan Meiselas (American, 1948- ) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving an M.A. from Harvard University, she joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since then. Meiselas is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentary photos of carnival strippers in the 1970s. She has recently completed a six-year project on a visual history of Kurdistan and established a Web site to further that investigation. Meiselas is a recipient of the 1992 MacArthur Fellowship as well as a number of other awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal for "outstanding courage and reporting" (1978, for her coverage in Nicaragua). Her photographs have been published worldwide in the pages of Time, The New York Times, and Paris Match and Life. Meiselas is the author of several books including; Carnival Strippers (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976), Nicaragua (Pantheon, 1981) and Pandora's Box (Trebruk, 1999). Meiselas currently lives in New York City.
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Susan Meiselas
 
New York Times article by Caroline Brothers

Exhibition: From Fair to Fine
November 3 - Dec 29, 2006

Exhibition: Contemporary Review
September 8 - Oct 20, 2006

Exhibition: Susan Meiselas: Intimate Strangers
April 30 - Jul 3, 2004

 
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