Susan Meiselas

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…
Susan Meiselas: Prince Street Girls, 1976 – 1979

Susan Meiselas: Prince Street Girls, 1976 – 1979

Meiselas has, in the course of her forty-year career, brought together photographs, interviews, and artifacts to tell stories both intimate and epic. She has documented the public and private lives of carnival dancers (Carnival Strippers, 1972–75), photographed Nicaragua throughout its decade-long revolutionary period beginning in the 1970s, assembled a detailed and rigorous visual history of the Kurdish people (Kurdistan: In…