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Susan Clay Meiselas, American Photographer. Recipient Robert Capa gold medal Overseas Press Club, 1979, Leica award of excellence New School, 1981, Photojournalist of Year award American Society Magazine Photographers, 1981, award National Endowment for Arts, 1987, Hasselblad Foundation, 1994, Maria Moors Cabot prize Columbia University, 1994; MacArthur fellow, 1992.


Meiselas, Susan Clay was born on June 21, 1948 in Baltimore. Daughter of Leonard and Murrayl (Groh) Meiselas.


Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, 1970. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1971. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Parsons School/New School, New York City, 1988.

Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Art Institute of Boston, 1996. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Trinity College, Hartford, 1999.


Photographic consultant, Community Resources Institute, New York City, 1972-1974;artist-in-residence, South Carolina. Arts Commission, 1974-1975;photography teacher, New School, New York City, 1975;free-lance photographer, Magnum Photos, New York City, since 1976;vice president, Magnum Photos, New York City, 1986-1991.



Leonard Meiselas

Murrayl (Groh) Meiselas