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This retrospective of Susan Meiselas' work brings together a selection of works from the 1970s to the present day

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas NICARAGUA. Esteli. 1979. Sandinistas at the walls of the Esteli National Guard headquarters. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas NORTHERN IRAQ. Kurdistan. Arbil. 1991. Jamal Keder Osman shows a picture he carries of himself as a peshmerga fighter from the 1963 rebellion. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas USA. Greenville, South Carolina. 1974. Myra and friends. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Collaged police report and photograph, San Francisco, from the series "Archives of Abuse", 1992. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas EL SALVADOR. 1983. Road to Aguilares. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas NICARAGUA. June, 1978. Youths practice throwing contact bombs in forest surrounding Monimbo. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas EL SALVADOR. 1980. Soldiers search bus passengers along the Northern Highway. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas USA. Fryeburg, Maine. 1975. Between shows. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas USA. NYC. 1978. Little Italy. Hanging out on Baxter Street. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas USA. Cambridge, MA. 1971. 44 Irving St. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

“For me, the essence of documentary photography has always been to do with evidence.” Susan Meiselas

This retrospective devoted to the American photographer Susan Meiselas brings together a selection of works from the 1970s to the present day.

A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Susan Meiselas questions documentary practice. She became known through her work in conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s in particular due to the strength of her colour photographs. Covering many subjects and countries, from war to human rights issues and from cultural identity to the sex industry, Meiselas uses photography, film, video and sometimes archive material, as she relentlessly explores and develops narratives integrating the participation of her subjects in her works. The exhibition highlights Susan Meiselas’ unique personal as well as geopolitical approach, showing how she moves through time and conflict and how she constantly questions the photographic process and her role as witness.