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Susan Meiselas: Mediations (Hardback)
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Susan Meiselas: Mediations (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 15/02/2018
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This exhaustive monograph of Susan Meiselas will be released in occasion of the retrospective that will take place at Tapies Foundation in Barcelone, Jeu de Paume in Paris and SFMOMA in San Francisco. Mediations is published by Damiani/Jeu de Paume/Fondation Tapies. This exhibition and monograph propose a selection of works from the 1970s to today which reveal the particular approach of Susan Meiselas toward to the underlying reasons for making photographs, how the image concerns it's subject as much as the photographer and the role that these images can have at different levels in society and particularly in photojournalism. She questions the relationship between the image and the subject in such a way as to include the people portrayed in the image in the process of the making. There is nothing systematic in her approach: each work expresses in a very strong manner that context is vital to the understanding of photography. Therefore her work is specific to the persons portrayed, to the notion of community to which they belong and to the locality of the geographic and political territories that the artist addresses. The way of the showing the work is equally a part of the thought process. How does the spectator behold the artwork? It is often comprised of many parts, made in different media: each "layer" is used to document a level of meaning. For Meiselas one should be able to grasp why the image was taken. Both the subject of the image and the context in which the images are shown are taken into account in the elaboration of each project.

Publisher: Damiani
ISBN: 9788862085694
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 240 x 175 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
if you can't make it to see her genre-defining photographs in person, pick up the book and look behind the scenes of one of America's photographic living legends."--Morgan Sykes "New York Magazine "
Meiselas remains an inspiration for any self-conscious photographer. At the centre of her work is a perpetual discussion around the purpose and relevance of photography, the use and distribution of images and their effects on history and memory.--Clara Hernanz "Dazed "
a meditation on the threads that weave the complex tapestry of Meiselas' career.--Sara Rosen "Huck "
Using photography, film, video, and archive material, Meiselas presents a comprehensive narrative of the subjects in her work, constantly raising questions about the role of the photographer as a witness and the subject as a participant.--Juxtapoz
Mediations shows the range of Meiselas's subjects, from carnival strippers, girls in her Little Italy neighborhood in New York (the "Prince Street Girls"), a refuge for women in England, and the aftermath of the Kurdistan genocide in 1991.--Emily Wilson "Hyperallergic "
Exceptional, giving a taste of the breadth of her work.--Mark Murrmann "Mother Jones "

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