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Susan Meiselas

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Susan Meiselas
a photographer...
a writer...
an activist...
A woman that captures the
lives of diverse people
all over the globe.

By Leah Wical

1948
Baltimore, Maryland
Early Years
Grew up in Long Island, New York
1971
Master of Arts (Visual Education,) Harvard University Cambridge, MA
1986
Honorary Doctor in Fine Arts, Parsons School of Art, New York
1996
Honorary Doctor in Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Boston

The Work of
Susan Meiselas
Bibliography
Photographs and information
http://www.susanmeiselas.com/
1976
Susan joined Magnum photography,
and has been affiliated
to them ever since.
Susan Meiselas took photographs in
New England for 1971 through 1978
1971-1978
44 Irving St
1975-1979
Prince Street Girls
Susan Meiselas captures the raw, true nature of each moment.
1988
Chile
1978-1979
Nicaragua

Education
Early Years
born in 1948 in Baltimore,Maryland
grew up in Long Island,New York
attended public schooling until senior year
then college preparatory Colorado Rocky Mountain School
was interested in anthropology
took photographs at a Navaho reserve as part of a work program
Anthropology:
the science of human beings; especially : the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture
Susan Meiselas
Education
1970
Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
1971
Master of Arts (Visual Education),Harvard University
1986
Honorary Doctor in Fine Arts, Parsons School of Art, New York
1996
Honorary Doctor in Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Boston
1972-1975
taught photography in New York
taught as a artist in residence to at risk children in Mississippi and South Carolina
began taking pictures while at school and teaching
Susan Meiselas Photograph
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_9_VForm&ERID=24KL535EQH
1978-1979
Nicaragua
1991-1992
Kurdistan
2001-2011
9/11
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.Biography_VPage&AID=2K7O3R131CIT
http://www.susanmeiselas.com/
http://womenphotographers.weebly.com/susan-meiselas.html
http://www.look3.org/artists-and-exhibits/festival-2013/artists/susan-meiselas/
http://www.mocp.org/detail.php?t=objects&type=all&f=&s=botz&record=0
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_9_VForm&ERID=24KL535EQH
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2008/dec/12/susan-meiselas
Susan Meiselas Photo in beginning
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_9_VForm&ERID=24KL535EQH

rest of photos
www.susanmeiselas.com
2003
Encounters with the Dani
2001
Pandora’s Box
1997
Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History
1990
Chile From Within
1983
El Salvador: The Work of 30 Photographer
1981
Nicaragua,June 1978 - July 1979
1976/03
Carnival Strippers
1975

Learn to See (a collaboration with the Polaroid Corporation)




She wrote about all her experiences while taking her pictures
Encounters with the Dani Cover
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=FaVrr_CGFCubpM&tbnid=xihBGL61w3X78M:&ved=0CAQQjB0&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rosegallery.net%2Fbooks%2Fsusan-meiselas%2Fmonographs%2Fsusan-meiselas-encounters-with-the-dani-483_1_1645.html&ei=bV81U6zrB9OzsQTx34D4Ag&bvm=bv.63808443,d.b2I&psig=AFQjCNHQ0JHLAYM3aY9e8NRkj5Ebz65mPg&ust=1396093156923337
akaKURDISTAN.com
website in honor and about the deaths and injustices in Kurdistan
writes articles, go to conventions, and starts organizations, and travels to places to stand up for them
Activism
"So the problem for the photographer remains: how to create images and a sequence that's sustaining and engaging, but asks people to wait, to not think they know, but to be suspended and uncertain along with those pictured whose lives are unpredictable and unraveling."
- Susan Meiselas
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.Biography_VPage&AID=2K7O3R131CIT
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.Biography_VPage&AID=2K7O3R131CIT
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/womphotoj/meiselasessay.html
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.Biography_VPage&AID=2K7O3R131CIT
2005
Cornell Capa Infinity Award
1995
Rockefeller Foundation, Multi-Media Fellowship
1994
Hasselblad Foundation Photography Prize, Goteborg, Sweden
1994
Maria Moors Cabot Prize, Columbia Journalism School, New York
1992
MacArthur Fellow
1987
Lyndhurst Foundation
1985
Engelhard Award, Institute of Contemporary Art
1984
Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, USA
1982
Photojournalist of the Year Award from the American Society of Media Photographers
1982
Leica Award for Excellence
1979
Robert Capa Gold Medal, Overseas Press Club
Awards
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