Photographer Susan Meiselas to Speak at Photography Society Lecture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

American documentary photographer Susan Meiselas will speak about her work in a lecture sponsored by the Photography Society of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The talk is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Museum’s Atkins Auditorium.

A longtime member of the esteemed Magnum Photo agency, Meiselas has traveled around the world for more than 35 years documenting human rights issues and political conflicts. Her first major project, published as a book in 1976, focused on the lives of women who worked as strippers at small New England carnivals. In the late 1970s, she covered the insurrection in Nicaragua and documented human rights abuses
in Latin America. In 1997, Meiselas began a project in Kurdistan, in northern Iraq, that included historical materials as well as her own photographs documenting the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s Anfal campaign against the Kurds in 1988. Meiselas has also worked as an editor and curator, and co-directed two films, Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family (1986) and Pictures from a Revolution (1991) with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti.

Attendance to the lecture is free, but tickets should be obtained by calling 816.751.1ART (1278) – option 2, or on-line at nelson-atkins.org

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