Carnival Strippers by Susan Meiselas. Second (revised) edition (2003). Large format hardback in fine condition. Slight shelf wear. Minor scuffing to jacket, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Carnival Strippers
From 1972 to 1975, I spent my summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease for small town carnivals in New England, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. As I followed the girl shows from town to town, I photographed the dancers’ public performances as well as their private lives. I also taped interviews with the dancers, their boyfriends, the show managers, and paying customers.
At the first exhibition of the work, and later in the book Carnival Strippers, Meiselas included the voices of the people she photographed, presenting their words alongside portraits and documentary shots of them. “The women brought me in, and the book later brought a hidden world to public attention, sharing a complex story from the inside out,”
Susan Meiselas is an American documentary photographer. Her first major photographic essay focused on the lives of women doing striptease at New England country fairs. So, she photographed during three consecutive summers while teaching photography in New York public schools. Carnival Strippers was originally published in 1976 and then a selection was installed at the Whitney Museum of Art in June 2000.
She has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1976 and has been a full member since 1980. She is best known for her 1970s photographs of war-torn Nicaragua. As well as the previously mentioned carnival strippers. Her most recent project A Room Of Their Own explores the experiences of women taking refuge in the Black Country UK.
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