Originally published in 1981, Susan Meiselas’s Nicaragua is a seminal work of concerned photojournalism. Meiselas’s images trace the evolution of the popular resistance that led to the insurrection, culminating with the triumph of the Sandinista revolution in July 1979. With iconic images such as “Molotov Man” and “The Masks of Monimbó,” the photographs comprising Nicaragua shaped and inspired a generation.
The new edition of Nicaragua includes an augmented reality (AR) function, bringing a selection of images to life via clips from Meiselas’s films "Pictures from a Revolution" (1991) and "Reframing History" (2004), which will be screened during the event.
Please join us for a book presentation and signing, along with a conversation featuring Susan Meiselas, Diana Taylor, Thomas Kruse, and Marcial Godoy-Anativia, at the Hemispheric Institute. A limited number of books will be available for purchase. Reception to follow.
Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer who lives and works in New York. She is the author of Carnival Strippers (1976), Nicaragua (1981), Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997), Pandora’s Box (2001), and Encounters with the Dani (2003). She has co-edited two published collections: El Salvador, Work of 30 Photographers (1983) and Chile from Within (1990), rereleased as an e-book in 2013, and also co-directed two films: "Living at Risk" (1985) and "Pictures from a Revolution" (1991) with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti. Meiselas is well known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Her photographs are included in American and international collections. In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow and most recently was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015).
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Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor Conference Room
New York University
New York, NY 10003
This event will be live streamed.