Susan Meiselas lecture
Tuesday, March 19, 7pm
Life Sciences Building 001, Syracuse University
FREE and open to the public
Susan Meiselas is an internationally known photographer and a member of Magnum Photos. She was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1992.Her coverage of the hostilities in Nicaragua earned her a medal for outstanding reportage from the Overseas Press Club in 1979. She has had one-woman shows in New York, London, and Paris. In 1982 she was named Photojournalist of the Year by the Association of Magazine Photographers and received the Leica Award for Excellence. She is the author of Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua: 1978-79, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, Pandora’s Box, Encounters with the Dani, and In History. She co-edited El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers and Chile from Within.
In addition to her work in photography, she served as assistant editor on Frederick Wiseman’s classic documentary film Basic Training. Her photographs and writings about Nicaragua were also the source for the television film Voyages by Marc Karlin. Meiselas studied anthropology at Sarah Lawrence and has an MA in visual education from Harvard University.
Light Work/Community Darkrooms, the Department of Transmedia Studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications’ department of Multimedia Photography and Design are pleased to present this lecture by renowned photographer Susan Meiselas. This lecture is sponsored through the Division of Student Affairs, Co-Curricular Fees.