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Meiselas, Susan

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Nicaragua, June 1978-July 1979 by Susan Meiselas( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying DVD in pocket at the rear of book
Kurdistan : in the shadow of history by Susan Meiselas( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Multiple languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to create a national archive for the Kurds through a collection of photographs, documents, articles, memoirs, and other materials that together chronicle the history of the people who have been without a country since Kurdistan was eliminated at the end of World War I
The other side of war : women's stories of survival & hope by Zainab Salbi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zainab Salbi's media profile soared with her first book, a memoir of growing up in Saddam Hussein's inner circle. Her foundation, Women for Women International, plays a vital role in helping to heal war-torn nations. Here, with images by award-winning photographers, Salbi presents a collection of letters and first-person narratives by amazing women who survived war's devastation and now must find the strength to rebuild families and communities. Overviews by the author explain how each nation's history led to violent conflict; then the women tell their stories--of horror, cruelty, and suffering, but also of profound inspiration, as they work toward renewal and toward the day their fierce determination is rewarded with productivity, prosperity, and lasting joy.--From publisher description
Chile from within, 1973-1988 by Susan Meiselas( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Salvador : work of thirty photographers by Carolyn Forché( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures from a revolution by Susan Meiselas( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1977, photojournalist Susan Meiselas traveled to Nicaragua to photograph the civil war between General Anastasio Somoza García's dictatorship and the Sandinista opposition. Her book, "Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979" resulted from her two years there. Mieselas returns to Nicaragua a decade later to track down the people--guerrillas, Sandinistas, and bystanders--pictured in her original photographs. The people discuss the revolution and how their lives have changed since then. Once photographed wielding contact bombs and marching in the streets, these incredible Nicaraguans now live much as they did before the revolutionary days. The film is also an inquiry into the relationship between the media and the recording of history
Carnival strippers by Susan Meiselas( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and French and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease for smalltown carnivals in New England, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. As she followed the girl shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. She also taped interviews with the dancers, their boyfriends, the show managers and paying customers. Meiselas' frank description of the lives of these women brought a hidden world to public attention. Produced during the early years of the women's movement, "Carnival Strippers" reflects the struggle for identity and self-esteem that characterized a complex era of change. This revised edition contains a new selection of Meiselas' black-and-white photographs together with the original interview excerpts. Additionally, an audio CD featuring a collage of participants' voices and a 1977 interview with the photographer are included. Essays by Sylvia Wolf and Deirdre English reflect on the importance of this body of work within the history of photography and the history of feminism
Living At Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family by Alfred Guzzetti( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living at Risk takes us inside Sandinista Nicaragua five years after the revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza. Subtitled "The Story of a Nicaraguan Family," the film centers on five brothers and sisters who commit themselves to remaining and working with the revolutionary government in various professional capacities: medicine, community organizing, agricultural reform
Kurdistan : in the shadow of history by Susan Meiselas( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurdistan was erased from world maps after World War I, when the victorious powers carved up the Middle East, leaving the Kurds without a homeland. Today the Kurds, who live on land that straddles the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, are by far the largest ethnic group in the world without a state. Renowned photographer Susan Meiselas entered northern Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War to record the effects of Saddam Hussein's campaigns against Iraq's Kurdish population. She joined Human Rights Watch in documenting the destruction of Kurdish villages (some of which Hussein had attacked with chemical weapons in 1988) and the uncovering of mass graves. Moved by her experiences there, Meiselas began work on a visual history of the Kurds. The result, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, gives form to the collective memory of the Kurds and creates from scattered fragments a vital national archive. In addition to Meiselas's own photographs, Kurdistan presents images and accounts by colonial administrators, anthropologists, missionaries, soldiers, journalists, and others who have traveled to Kurdistan over the last century, and, not to forget, by Kurds themselves. The book's pictures, personal memoirs, government reports, letters, advertisements, and maps provide multiple layers of representation, juxtaposing different orders of historiographical evidence and memories, thus allowing the reader to discover voices of the Kurds that contest Western notions of them. In its layering of narratives--both textual and photographic--Kurdistan breaks new ground, expanding our understanding of how images can be used as a medium for historical and cultural representation. A crucial repository of memory for the Kurdish community both in exile and at home, this new edition appears at a time when the world's attention has once again been drawn to the lands of this little-understood but historically consequential people
Documenting disposable people : contemporary global slavery by Kevin Bales( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with the Dani : stories from the Baliem Valley by Susan Meiselas( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her most recent body of work, acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas pieces together verbal and visual traces of Encounters With the Dani, an indigenous people of the West Papuan highlands, from the nearly six decades that follow their "discovery" by the West. In this subjective, fragmentary history, she draws from the experiences of missionaries, colonists, anthropologists, and modern-day ecotourists, all of whom have come to the Baliem Valley and transformed the conditions under which the Dani live. The ambiguous relations between power and representation--whether in the form of Dutch colonial patrol notes from the 1930s, the sensationalized media accounts of the survivors of a downed U.S. army plane in "Shangri-La" from the 1940s, or a tourist's snapshots from the 1990s--become visible in Meiselas's book, through both the contradictions and unexpected continuities in the material brought together
The windmill movie( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas, commissioned his former student Alexander Olch to make a film out of the pieces. Starting in the Hamptons, in the town of Wainscott, the film weaves Rogers' footage into a journey through childhood memories, a less than encouraging mother, a family background of privilege, and Rogers' persistent, dogged attempts to document his own life. Rogers' friend, actor and writer Wallace Shawn, joins in the process, as the film investigates the differences between documentary and fiction, and tells the tragic story of Rogers' life
Photojournalism in the 80s : Claudia Andujar, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Eugene Richards, Wendy Watriss : Oct - 1985( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Hillwood Art Gallery, Oct. 1985, and also at the University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, and the Brainerd Gallery, Potsdam College of the State University of New York. Contains brief artist biographies and resumes
Learn to see by Susan Meiselas( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicaragua by Susan Meiselas( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora's box by Susan Meiselas( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het ware gezicht van de oorlog : verhalen van vrouwen over hoop en overleven by Zainab Salbi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot spots : Martin Parr in the American South by Neal Broffman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British photographer Martin Parr is commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to make a documentary about Atlanta and discovers the Georgia National Fair, a roller derby, CNN, the World of Coke and the neighborhoods of Atlanta and beyond. Meanwhile, documentary filmmaker Neal Broffman turns his lens on Parr, giving the viewer a close look at who Parr is and what his work says about us
Susan Meiselas : in history by Susan Meiselas( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1970s, questions of ethics raised by documentary practice have been central to debates in photography. Perhaps no other photographer has so closely and consistently represented and participated in these debates than Susan Meiselas. An American photographer best known for her work covering the political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and '80s, Meiselas's process has evolved in radical and challenging ways as she has grappled with pivotal questions about her relationship to her subjects, the use and circulation of her images in the media, and the relationship of images to history and memory. Her insistent engagement with these concerns has positioned her as a leading voice in the debate on contemporary documentary practice."--Jacket
Nicaragua : junio 1978-julio 1979 by Susan Meiselas( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kurdistan : in the shadow of historyThe other side of war : women's stories of survival & hopeCarnival strippersKurdistan : in the shadow of historyDocumenting disposable people : contemporary global slaveryEncounters with the Dani : stories from the Baliem ValleyPandora's boxSusan Meiselas : in history