Susan Meiselas

American photographer

1948   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University, Sarah Lawrence College
occupation: photographer, photojournalist, journalist, university teacher
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, Hasselblad Award, Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, Robert Capa Gold Medal, Lucie Award

Susan Meiselas (born June 21, 1948) is an American documentary photographer. She has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1976 and been a full member since 1980. She is best known for her 1970s photographs of war-torn Nicaragua and American carnival strippers.Meiselas has published several books of her own photographs and has edited and contributed to others. Her works have been published in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Times, Time, GEO, and Paris Match. She received the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 1979 and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992. In 2006, she was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship and in 2019 the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. After a relationship that spanned more than thirty years, she married filmmaker Richard P. Rogers shortly before his death in 2001.
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