Saturday, July 4, 2009

Susan Meiselas wins the Krasna Kraus And/Or book award!

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced that the book Susan Meiselas: In History, edited by Associate Curator at ICP Kristen Lubben and published by ICP/Steidl, has won the 2009 And/Or Photography Book Award. The And/Or Awards are the United Kingdom's leading prizes for books published in the fields of photography and the moving image.

Susan Meiselas: In History is an in-depth look at Susan Meiselas' esteemed career in socially engaged documentary photography. 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.

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