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Wish You Were Here: Susan Meiselas

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6 p.m., Dryden Theatre

Hear from Susan Meiselas, a documentary photographer based in New York. Meiselas is the author of Carnival Strippers (1976), Nicaragua (1981), Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997), Pandora’s Box (2001), Encounters with the Dani (2003), Prince Street Girls (2016), A Room of Their Own (2017), Tar Beach (2020) and Carnival Strippers Revisited (2022).

Meiselas is well-known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Her photographs are included in North American and international collections. In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and most recently the first Women in Motion Award from Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles (2019). Mediations, a survey exhibition of her work from the 1970s to present was initiated by Jeu de Paume and traveled to Barcelona, San Francisco, Brazil, Vienna, Belgium, Germany and is presently on view at Jakopič Galerija in Ljubljiana, and Slovenia. Meiselas has been the President of the Magnum Foundation since 2007, with a mission to expand diversity and creativity in documentary photography.

Tickets are recommended to be purchased in advance, but will also available at the door. 

The Wish You Were Here series is generously supported by Thomas N. Tischer, PhD.