Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline, recently published by Aperture, offers a personal insight into the work of the American artist. Beyond its comprehensive value—the book covers a majority of her stories in a roughly chronological order—it has the feel of a memoir, written by the photographer in the first person though the texts are excerpts of conversations between Susan Meiselas and Mark Holborn. Starting with her revelations about the limits of her medium to the reality of the mass media, we come to understand her relationship to photography, which is closely intertwined with her relationship with people and politics. “Experience...
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