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Susan Meiselas: Through a Woman’s Lens

Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

American photographer Susan Meiselas (b. 1948) seeks to bear witness to stories that might otherwise go unnoticed. She has traveled from rural county fairs to conflict-ridden Central America, working closely and over long periods with her subjects, focusing her lens on what she thinks the public needs to see. A member of the international photographic cooperative Magnum Photos since 1976, Meiselas creates photographs that raise provocative questions about the documentary practice and the relationship between photographer and subject.

Susan Meiselas: Through a Woman’s Lens presents never-before-shown photographs alongside iconic series that reflect the artist’s ongoing commitment to sharing the stories of women.

Presented in collaboration with the Feminist Art Coalition


Exhibitions in the Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts sponsored by: Herzfeld Foundation
This exhibition was made possible through the generosity of: Northern Trust
Contributing Sponsor: David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation
Thanks to the Museum Visionaries:Debbie and Mark Attanasio Donna and Donald Baumgartner John and Murph Burke Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Joel and Caran Quadracci Sue and Bud Selig Jeff Yabuki and the Yabuki Family Foundation
Image:
  • Susan Meiselas, [1976 DNC], 1976; printed 2020. Gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in. Courtesy the artist. © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos
  • Susan Meiselas, Roseann on the way to Manhattan Beach, New York, 1978, from the series Prince Street Girls, 1975–92. Courtesy the artist. © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos