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Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. in visual education from Harvard University. Her first major photographic essay, focused on the lives of women doing striptease at New England country fairs, resulted in the book Carnival Strippers (1976). She is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua, published in Nicaragua (1981). Meiselas served as an editor and contributor to the book El Salvador: The Work of Thirty Photographers (1983) and edited Chile from Within (1991).

She has co-directed two films: Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family (1986) and Pictures from a Revolution (1991). She completed a six year project curating a 100 year photographic history of Kurdistan, integrating her own work into the book, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997). Additional works include Pandora’s Box (2001) and Encounters with the Dani (2003). She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 2015.