Five Signed Books by Susan Meiselas: Nicaragua (1st Ed.); El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers; Encounters with the Dani; Carnival Strippers (2003 reprint) and In History
In History. Photographs by Susan Meiselas. Edited by Kristen Lubben. Text by Susan Meiselas, Caroline Brothers, Edmundo Desnoes, Ariel Dorfman, Elizabeth Edwards and David Levi Strauss. Steidl/ICP, 2008. 246 pp. Quarto (7 x 9.75 in.) First edition. Hardbound. Photo-illustrated boards. No jacket as issued. 200 color reproductions.
Slight bump to crown of spine; otherwise Fine.
Encounters with the Dani. Photographs by Susan Meiselas. Steidl/ICP, Gottingen, 2003. 176 pp. Quarto. First edition. SIGNED on title page. Hardbound. Photo-illustrated boards. No jacket as issued. 300 color reproductions.
Carnival Strippers. Photographs by Susan Meiselas. Text by Sylvia Wolf and Deirdre English. Steidl, Gottingen, 2003. 164 pp. Quarto. Second edition (originally published 1976). SIGNED on title page and dated '1.1.
04'. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 78 black-and-white reproductions.
Included in Roth, The Book of 101 Books. Writing there David Levi Strauss called this book "a remarkably human document."
Nicaragua, June 1978-July 1979. Photographs by Susan Meiselas. Edited with Claire Rosenberg. Pantheon, New York, 1981. 117 pp. Oblong quarto. First edition. SIGNED on title page and dated 4.8.09 Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 71 color reproductions.
Trace of wear to 'tips'; previous owner's name written on half-title page; otherwise Fine.
El Salvador. Work of Thirty Photographers. Text by Carolyn Forché. Edited by Harry Mattison, Susan Meiselas, and Fay Rubenstein. Photographs by Meiselas, Mattison, James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, and others. Writers & Readers, 1983. 120 pp. Oblong quarto. SIGNED by Susan Meiselas, Carolyn Forché and Harry Mattison. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Color and black-and-white reproductions.
An unflinching look at the civil war in El Salvador and its attendant brutalities. Harry Mattison, Susan Meiselas, and Fae Rubenstein have edited the work of 30 photographers into a powerful document of a country torn between an oppressive government and a fierce resistance. In addition to numerous images of combat and its grisly aftermath, the effects of the war on the lives of El Salvador's people, rich and poor, are also chronicled. A powerful book, not for the squeamish.
Five signed books by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas (In History, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Carnival Strippers and Encounters with Dani).
In History is included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
"For me the essence of documentary photography has always been to do with evidence. When you're working with evidence - say when you're digging up grave sites - you don't want people to think that it is conceptual art, an installation or it's just invented."--from Liz Jobey, "Photographer Susan Meiselas: 'Why am I making this picture?'," The Guardian, Friday 12 December 2008