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Carol, JoJo and Lisa hanging out on Broome Street, New York City, 1976 © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos
Activity
On request

Through the lens of Susan Meiselas
tour for groups

  • Fee activity € 124.5
  • Maximum amount of participants 20
  • Duration 1.5h
  • Location FOMU

For almost five decades, Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas (US, 1948) has used her camera to bear witness and to connect. Meiselas has travelled the world covering a wide range of topics, from the sex industry to war to human rights violations. She draws attention to minorities and conflicts that are often overlooked. To this day, Susan Meiselas strives for direct contact and dialogue with the people she portrays. Her approach is collaborative and includes the perspective of the people she photographs.

Today, Meiselas is considered a forerunner not only for politically engaged photographers who carefully document, reflect on and contextualise their work, but also for photographers who collaborate with their subjects. Her work is propelled by urgent questions, not only about what photographs show, but also about whom they serve.

Discover the work of Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas on an active tour with a FOMU guide.

‘How do you work as a photographer? There is always that uneasy, unequal balance of power. How do you break through that? How can it become a dialogue?’ – Susan Meiselas


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Sandinistas at the walls of the National Guard headquarters, ‘Molotov Man’, Estelí, Nicaragua, 1979 © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

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Photographs of 20-year-old Kamaran Abdullah Saber are held by his family at Saiwan Hill cemetery. He was killed in July 1991 during a student demonstration against Saddam Hussein, Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, 1991 © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

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Lena after the show, Essex Junction, Vermont, 1973 © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

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Mississippi, 1974. © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

What to expect?

  • You will discover the stories behind the photographs
  • You are encouraged to look at the photos consciously and in depth
  • There is always room for questions and conversation
  • This exhibition contains explicit images of war and conflicts

Practical information

  • This guided tour is suitable for groups of adults
  • Maximum 20 persons per group
  • Duration: 90 minutes