Susan Meiselas at SFAI!

Soldiers search bus passengers along the Northern Highway, 1980

Documentary Photographer

Susan Meiselas

Portfolio Review
Sunday, December 6
10am – 4pm SFAI
$100 (sliding scale fees available) Reservations Required

Monday, December 7
6pm Tipton Hall
$5 general | $2.5 students/seniors/sfai members

The Santa Fe Art Institute is pleased to bring you award-winning documentary photographer, Susan Meiselas as part of our 2009 Visiting Artist & Lecture season, Memory: Shadow and Light | Art as individual/collective memory. Join us for her lecture on Monday, December 7th where Meiselas will talk about how her work is, by its very nature, charged with the sometimes antagonistic ideas of memory versus history. You can also come by the SFAI between 9am – 5pm M-F through December 31st and see two of her photographs in our Memory: Shadow & Light exhibition.

Susan Meiselas is an American photographer best known for her work covering the political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and 1980s. Meiselas’ process has evolved in radical and challenging ways as she has grappled with pivotal questions about her relationship to her subjects, the use and circulation of her images in the media, and the relationship of images to history and memory. Since the 1970s, questions of ethics raised by documentary practice have been central to debates in photography. Perhaps no other photographer has so closely and consistently represented and participated in these debates than Meiselas. Her insistent engagement with these concerns has positioned her as a leading voice in the debate on contemporary documentary practice.

You can see her work and learn more about her projects at

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