US photographer Susan Meiselas has been addressing pressing social and political issues since the 1970s. Her work, a comprehensive show of which is now being presented in Austria for the first time, revolves around documenting wars, revolutions and humanitarian crises and exploring issues such as cultural identity and feminism. The solo exhibition at KUNST HAUS WIEN features Meiselas’ early series Carnival Strippers (1972–1975) and Prince Street Girls (1975–1992) as well as the installation Mediations (1978–1982) on the Nicaraguan revolution. Also showcased at the exhibition is her current series on women’s refuge shelters in the UK. A Room of Their Own (2015–2016) comprises photographs of the shelters as well as accounts by the residents themselves and some of their personal items.
SUSAN MEISELAS. MEDIATIONS
16 Sep 2021 - 13 Feb 2022
USA. New York City. 1976. Little Italy. Carol, JoJo and Lisa hanging out on Mott Street. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for the exhibition "Mediations " by Susan Meiselas presented at Kunst Haus Wien, Austria, September 16th, 2021 to February 20th, 2022. These images are for one time non-exclusive use only and must not be electronically stored in any media asset retrieval database • Up to 2 Magnum images can be used without licence fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced online at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in any way without permission from Magnum Photos