The mission of Magnum Foundation, created in 2007, is to foster diversity and creativity in documentary photography. This is Susan Meiselas’s grand design. For Susan Meiselas, bearing witness to history and protecting memory against forgetting doesn’t end with a photo story published in the press. Very early on, she started combining her images with text, videos, archives, and other material resulting from close collaboration with journalists, researchers, or directly with the community she was documenting. As the curator Pia Viewing points out in the catalogue to the Jeu de Paume exhibition: “She works directly with a given situation and its...
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