I first came to know of Susan Meiselas' amazing photographs when she was photographing in conflict zones in the 70's and 80's. To a one, these images were extraordinary in making the viewer proximate to the violence of war and our shared humanity. Overtime, I acquainted myself with most of her work, well at least the images in monographs, museums, and galleries finding inspiration in her photographs of women and culture. In Mediations, San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art pays homage to one of the most important female photographers of all time. This epic retrospective of her work is on view through October.
Every two years, MoMA’s celebrated New Photography exhibition series presents urgent and compelling ideas in recent photography and photo-based art. This year’s edition, Being, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. Exploring new ground and the many forms that the photographic image can take, New Photography is a key part of the Museum’s contemporary program. Since 1985, the series has introduced new work by over 100 artists from around the world. In 2018, Being brings together an international group of 17 artists at various stages in their careers, all presenting their work at the Museum for the first time. Through August 19.