Photographer in review
Award-winning documentary photographer and photojournalist Susan Meiselas is the featured speaker in December for the Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2009 visiting artist and lecture series Memory: Shadow and Light— Art as Individual/Collective Memory. In conjunction with her lecture, Meiselas hosts a one-day portfolio review.
Meiselas is best known for her photo essays beginning in 1976 with Carnival Strippers and her work in Latin America in the 1970s and 1980s— particularly her straightforward examination of political strife and death squads in Nicaragua and El Salvador, for which she won the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club in 1979. In 2001, her monograph Pandora’s Box was published, revealing the inner sanctum of a New York S&M club. In 1992, Meiselas was named a MacArthur Fellow. She has been associated with Magnum Photos for more than 30 years.
Meiselas’ lecture takes place at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Tipton Hall, the College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive. Admission is $5; $2.50 for seniors and students. The portfolio review is slated for Sunday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SFAI (on the campus of the College of Santa Fe). Reservations are required; there’s a sliding fee schedule starting at $100. Call 424-5050.
Susan Meisalas: Wedding Reception in the Countryside, Santiago, Nonualco, circa 1983