Susan Meiselas on the Ethics of Seeing

Related Exhibition Exposed

Thursday, November 04, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Founded in 1995 through the generosity of Phyllis Wattis, this lecture series brings innovative thinkers to SFMOMA. Best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America, Exposed artist Meiselas has long been a leading voice in the debates surrounding documentary practice and the ethics of the photographer's gaze. Meiselas is joined by Phillips to speak to the Exposed exhibition and about her groundbreaking work.


Susan Meiselas, photographer
Sandra Philips, senior curator of photography, SFMOMA

Image: Susan Meiselas, "Cuesta del Plomo," a well-known site of many assassinations carried out by the National Guard, where people searched daily for missing persons, Managua, Nicaragua, from the series Nicaragua, 1981; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase through a gift of Photo Wings through Suzie Katz and Anonymous Fund