Susan Meiselas: Mediations

Susan Meiselas: Mediations


From war and human rights to cultural identity and domestic violence, Susan Meiselas’s (American, b. 1948) work covers a wide range of subjects and countries. This retrospective brings together projects from the beginning of her career in the 1970s to the present day, including her iconic portraits of carnival strippers, vivid color images of the conflicts in Central America in the 1980s, and an ongoing investigation into the history and aftermath of the Kurdish genocide. A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Meiselas creates work that raises provocative questions about documentary practice, and the relationship between photographer and subject. The exhibition highlights her unique working method, combining photography, video, sound, and installation to explore different scales of time and conflict, ranging from the personal to the geopolitical.

Susan Meiselas
Mediations
July 21, 2018 – October 21, 2018

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – SFMOMA
151 Third Street
San Francisco – 94103 CA
www.sfmoma.org

Debbie and Renee are photographed in Rockland, Maine, in 1972, in the “Carnival Strippers” series. © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

Debbie and Renee are photographed in Rockland, Maine, in 1972, in the “Carnival Strippers” series. © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas, Road to Aguilares, 1983 © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas, Road to Aguilares, 1983 © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

Roseann is photographed on the way to Manhattan Beach in New York City, from the “Prince Street Girls” series in 1978. © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

Roseann is photographed on the way to Manhattan Beach in New York City, from the “Prince Street Girls” series in 1978. © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos


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