Susan Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance documentary photographer since then. She is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her extensive documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. In 1997, she completed a six-year project curating a hundred-year photographic history of Kurdistan, integrating her own work into the book Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997) along with the pioneering website akaKURDISTAN (1998), an online archive of collective memory and cultural exchange. Meiselas’ 2001 monograph Pandora’s Box, which explores a New York S & M club, has been exhibited both at home and abroad. Her most recent project, A Room Of Their Own (2015-2016) explores the experiences of women in a refuge in the Black Country UK. In 1992, Meiselas was named a MacArthur Fellow. She has served as President of the Magnum Foundation since its founding in 2007.
Susan Meiselas will be inducted in the International Photography Hall of Fame October 26th, 2018.