Tag Archives: Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas’s Nicaragua: The Photo-book

Susan Meiselas, Awaiting counter attack by the National Guard, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, 1978 (189.2003.5) Documentary photographers are constantly faced with the ethical issues, political implications, and opportunism associated with the exploitative nature of photography. This image by Susan Meiselas was the … Continue reading

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The Female Body and the Voyeuristic Male Gaze

Chim (David Seymour), [Bernard Berenson, at the age of 90, looking at sculpture in the Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy], 1955 (1122.2002) Much of the way we can understand photography of the body must be related to the male gaze. The … Continue reading

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A Palpable Transfer

A Palpable Transfer positions memory as an event that is first experienced, and eventually transferable. Memory is often explored in contexts of nostalgia, validity, deterioration. The selected photographs work with memory in relation to palpability, which is the access point … Continue reading

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Political Graffiti: A Brief History in Images

Robert Capa, [Anarchist graffiti, Santa Eulalia, Aragón front, Spain], 1936 (623.1992) Dan Weiner, [Graffiti protesting the government's removal and resettlement of Africans to reserves, Sophiatown, South Africa], 1954 (752.1974) Charles Pratt, Edge of City, 1960 (65.1996) Susan Meiselas, Wall graffiti on Somoza supporter’s … Continue reading

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Day of the Disappeared

Eli Reed, Families looking for “disappeared” relatives in the “Book of Missing,” Human Rights Commission Office, San Salvador, 1982 (395.2005) Susan Meiselas, Collection contributions for the families of the “disappeared” in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, San Salvador, 1979 (375.2005) … Continue reading

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Fragments of History

Simon Norfolk, The North Gate of Baghdad (After Corot), from the Scenes for a Liberated Iraq series, 2003 Nigerian-born Simon Norfolk’s simultaneously unsettling and incredibly beautiful photograph depicts the north gate of Baghdad. The photograph was taken about ten days … Continue reading

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Female Photographers Take on the World

Susan Meiselas, Wedding reception in the countryside, Santiago Nonualco, 1983 Susan Meiselas, Funeral procession for Arlen Siu, assassinated student leader, Jinotepe, Nicaragua, 1978 Shirin Neshat, Passage Series, 2001 The works of both the American photographer Susan Meiselas and the Iranian-born, … Continue reading

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