Texts by Susan Meiselas, Caroline Brothers, Edmundo Desnoes, Elizabeth Edwards, David Levi Strauss, Lucy Lippard, Kristen Lubben, Allan Sekula and Diana Taylor
Edited by Kristen Lubben
Book design by Bethany Johns
20 cm x 26 cm
Published in 2008
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 Susan Meiselas. An American photographer best known for her work covering the political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and ’80s, Meiselas’s 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. Her insistent engagement with these concerns has positioned her as a leading voice in the debate on contemporary documentary practice.
Kasseler Fotoforum 24 Favorite Photobooks 2008/2009
Rencontres d’Arles Historical Book Award 2009