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Quarantine Conversations: Lua Ribeira and Susan Meiselas

Lua and Susan discuss collaboration, intuition, ‘allowing yourself to not to know’, the importance of rich archives and how photographing revolution helped Susan understand the structures of power.

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The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has resulted in most Magnum photographers being restricted in their movements.

As part of a broader photographer-led response, a new series, Quarantine Conversations, will see Magnum photographers in frank and unedited dialogues about work, current affairs, and everything in-between. The pairings for these conversations are made by lottery, and this latest installment sees Lua Ribeira direct three key questions to Susan Meiselas. Lua and Susan discuss collaboration, intuition, ‘allowing yourself to not to know’, the importance of rich archives and how photographing revolution helped Susan understand the structures of power.

This video series forms part of a broader, photographer-led initiative to document the crisis. You can keep abreast of this new work on Magnum Photos’ Instagram in the form of both Instagram Stories takeovers and daily image updates. Regular curations of these new images, made by project lead Peter van Agtmael feature in our series, Diary of a Pandemic. See the latest chapter here.

Watch more Quarantine Conversations here.