1948, Baltimore, Maryland
Works in the Collection
Exchange Rates: 20 dirhams or 1 photo?
By Corey Keller, July 2018
A set of persistent questions has guided Susan Meiselas’s work since the very beginning of her career: Whom are these pictures for? Whom do they serve? What are the responsibilities of the photographer toward her subject? Meiselas’s deeply ethical practice hinges on a transformation of the charged relationship between the person photographing and the person being photographed from one of power, to one of exchange.