• Mark Cator

Susan Meiselas


Carnival Strippers is unique, the first body of work by Susan Meiselas shot over three summers between 1973-75 and originally published as a book in 1976. The photographs are brutish, frank and contain a certain pathos, while all the while portraying the empathy and compassion of a remarkable photographer

Susan Meiselas, Carnival Strippers, Tunbridge, Vermont, 1974

Susan Meiselas, Carnival Strippers, Lena after the Show, Essex Junction, Vermont, 1973

Susan Meiselas, Carnival Strippers, Curtain Call, Essex Junction, Vermont, 1973

Susan Meiselas, Carnival strippers, Through the Dressing Room, Barton, Vermont, 1974

Susan Meiselas, Carnival Strippers, Extra Girl, Fryeburg, Maine, 1975