Photographer Interviews

Susan Meiselas: On Motivation, Her Legacy and the Future of Photojournalism

April 11, 2018

By Sarah Stacke

© Susan Meiselas/Magnum

From the catalogue for Meiselas’s exhibition, “Mediations”: Archival material from Meiselas’s project “Carnival Strippers, 1972-75,” including her notes on a potential book project, and contact sheets of a show at a carnival in Tunbridge, Vermont, and of portraits of a woman named Lena on her first day of work at a carnival in Essex Junction, Vermont.

The work of American photographer Susan Meiselas is the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibition currently on view at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France and opening in July at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “Mediations,” which is accompanied by a catalogue published by Damiani, brings together a selection of series from the 1970s to the present, calling...

To read the full story login, purchase 2-day access or subscribe.