Susan Meiselas on “the ethics of seeing”

During the late 1970s and 1980s, Susan Meiselas photographed the violent civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. She explains the graphic and disturbing stories behind specific images, and speaks more broadly about the ethics and responsibilities of a photographer documenting and engaging with history.

The Ethics of Seeing

There’s more to documentary photography than simply capturing the world with a camera. As the artist Susan Meiselas and others explain, the “ethics of seeing” involves connecting, engaging, and feeling compassion for your subjects.

Artful Responses to Global Conflict

Artists from around the world draw on their personal experiences to illuminate the landscapes of war, terrorism, and political upheaval.



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