Carnival Strippers

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease at small town carnivals around New England. As she followed the girl shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. Meiselas’ frank description of these women and the intimate…