A Room of Their Own - Signed Susan Meiselas Book – Magnum Photos

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A Room of Their Own, a new book from Multistory and Magnum photographer, Susan Meiselas, is a multilayered, visual story comprised of Susan’s photographs, first-hand testimonies, and original art works from women in refuge. Through a series of collaborative workshops, the women worked with Susan, plus an illustrator and a writer, during 2015 and 2016, to explore their experiences of domestic abuse and resettlement. The project was commissioned by the West Bromwich-based arts organization, Multistory, and the book will be published in May 2017.

The story told in A Room of Their Own is intended to share women’s experience of domestic abuse and the process of entering refuge alone, or with their children, to the collective life within, to then becoming resettled in their own home. The visual narrative emphasizes absence in order to protect the women’s identities, when needed, and progressively their presence becomes more visible with the inclusion of their stories and their own artwork and, in some instances, portraits.

Fundamental to practice at the refuge is the principle that women make their own decisions; that they alone know the implications of their situation, and take responsibility for the choices that they make. The women are given the time and space to take stock of their circumstances and plan for the future. The emphasis is on helping and encouraging them to help themselves.

Signed by Susan Meiselas.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 204
  • Size: 7.75 x 9.1 inches
  • Publisher: Multistory
  • Publication Year: 2017

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Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Susan Meiselas.


A Room of Their Own, a new book from Multistory and Magnum photographer, Susan Meiselas, is a multilayered, visual story comprised of Susan’s photographs, first-hand testimonies, and original art works from women in refuge. Through a series of collaborative workshops, the women worked with Susan, plus an illustrator and a writer, during 2015 and 2016, to explore their experiences of domestic abuse and resettlement. The project was commissioned by the West Bromwich-based arts organization, Multistory, and the book will be published in May 2017.

The story told in A Room of Their Own is intended to share women’s experience of domestic abuse and the process of entering refuge alone, or with their children, to the collective life within, to then becoming resettled in their own home. The visual narrative emphasizes absence in order to protect the women’s identities, when needed, and progressively their presence becomes more visible with the inclusion of their stories and their own artwork and, in some instances, portraits.

Fundamental to practice at the refuge is the principle that women make their own decisions; that they alone know the implications of their situation, and take responsibility for the choices that they make. The women are given the time and space to take stock of their circumstances and plan for the future. The emphasis is on helping and encouraging them to help themselves.

Signed by Susan Meiselas.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 204
  • Size: 7.75 x 9.1 inches
  • Publisher: Multistory
  • Publication Year: 2017

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.