Gawker. Tunbridge, Vermont, USA. 1974. by Susan Meiselas.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Susan Meiselas
Statement from Susan Meiselas on the back of print “Gawker. Tunbridge, Vermont, USA. 1974.”
“He looks at her.
She may or may not be looking at him.
He dreams and delights in her moves.
She may or may not be moving for him.”
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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