Susan Meiselas

Photographer
   
Location: New York City, New York
Nationality: American
Biography: Susan Meiselas, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1948, received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MA in visual education from Harvard University. Her first major photographic essay focused on the lives of women doing striptease at New... MORE
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Carnival Strippers: New York Times Best Photography Books of 2022
susan meiselas
Nov 2, 2023
"The pictures, which were shot in smoky low-light on black-and-white film in the original volume, cover both sides with candor and equanimity: the skin show of imperfect bodies and primordial gawkers out front and the world of female intimacy backstage. You can feel her affection for her subjects, but none of the other emotions on display are quite that simple. It’s a complex tale of need, work, lust, yearning, abasement and endurance."

- Lucy Sante
The Women Behind the Camera
Some of the year’s best photography books come from artists like Carrie Mae Weems and Susan Meiselas, Rosamond Purcell and Lorna Simpson.
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