Carnival Strippers by Susan Meiselas - Limited Edition Book and Print – Magnum Photos

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This limited edition of 75 includes a signed book and a signed 8x10 collector's print in a slipcase. This is number 73 of 75.

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease for small town carnivals in New England, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. As she followed the girl shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. She also taped interviews with the dancers, their boyfriends, the show managers, and paying customers.

Meiselas' frank description of the lives of these women brought a hidden world to public attention. Produced during the early years of the women's movement, Carnival Strippers reflects the struggle for identity and self-esteem that characterized a complex era of change.

This revised edition contains a new selection of Meiselas’ black-and-white photographs together with the original excerpts from the interviews. Additionally an Audio-CD with a collage of voices from many participants and a 1977 interview with the photographer is included. Essays by Sylvia Wolf and Deirdre English reflect on the importance of this body of work within both the history of photography and feminism.

Limited Edition of 75. Book and print signed by Susan Meiselas

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket in slipcase
  • Limited Edition of 75
  • Print size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Pages: 164
  • Publisher: Steidl
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Size: 10.75 x 9.2 inches
  • ISBN: 978-3-88243-954-0

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This limited edition of 75 includes a signed book and a signed 8x10 collector's print in a slipcase. This is number 73 of 75.

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease for small town carnivals in New England, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. As she followed the girl shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. She also taped interviews with the dancers, their boyfriends, the show managers, and paying customers.

Meiselas' frank description of the lives of these women brought a hidden world to public attention. Produced during the early years of the women's movement, Carnival Strippers reflects the struggle for identity and self-esteem that characterized a complex era of change.

This revised edition contains a new selection of Meiselas’ black-and-white photographs together with the original excerpts from the interviews. Additionally an Audio-CD with a collage of voices from many participants and a 1977 interview with the photographer is included. Essays by Sylvia Wolf and Deirdre English reflect on the importance of this body of work within both the history of photography and feminism.

Limited Edition of 75. Book and print signed by Susan Meiselas

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket in slipcase
  • Limited Edition of 75
  • Print size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Pages: 164
  • Publisher: Steidl
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Size: 10.75 x 9.2 inches
  • ISBN: 978-3-88243-954-0

The Magnum Store 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 store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.