Mediations and Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas, Natalia Brizuela, Leigh Raiford

September 10, 2018

Event Description

From war and human rights to cultural identity and domestic violence, Susan Meiselas’s award-winning photographic work covers a wide range of subjects and countries. A member of the internationally renowned photographic cooperative, Magnum Photos, Meiselas raises provocative questions about documentary practice, and the relationship between photographer and subject. Her current retrospective exhibition at SFMOMA, Mediations, spans her career and features vivid images of the revolutions in Central America in the 1980s.

In conversation with Professors Natalia Brizuela and Leigh Raiford, Meiselas will discuss her photographic practice, intersectional feminism in photographic image-making, and the continued importance of photojournalism in a changing technological and geopolitical landscape.


Natalia Brizuela

Leigh Raiford

Susan Meiselas


Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Arts Research Center, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.