Credits : Meryl Levin


Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She is the author of Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, Encounters with the Dani, Pandora’s Box, and A Room of Their Own. She has co-edited three collections: El Salvador: Work of 30 Photographers, Chile from Within, and Tar Beach, along with two books for teaching photography, Learn to See and Eyes Open. Meiselas is well known for her documentation of human rights issues for over a decade in Latin America. Her photographs are included in American and international collections. In 1992 Meiselas was made a MacArthur Fellow. She is presently the President of the Magnum Foundation. The Magnum Foundation supports, trains, and mentors the next generation of in-depth documentary photographers.