Episode 3.8 – Susan Meiselas & Kristen Lubben at the 10×10 Photobook Salon


For this episode, we were invited by the team at 10×10 Photobooks to record a show during their salon with Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and newly appointed Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation Kristen Lubben.

We would like to thank Russet LedermanOlga Yatskevich, Matthew Carson for the amazing opportunity as well as photobook collector extraordinaire David Solo for graciously hosting the event. A nice crowd of around 35 photobook lovers joined us for the event and recording, which made the show all that more enjoyable.

With these two amazing guests, we could have recorded for hours. There was a lot to cover as you can imagine. In the first half of the show, we covered Susan’s books In History and Encounters with the Dani, which were both edited by Kristen. For the second half, we discussed the Magnum Foundation, as well as Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition By Edmund Clark and Crofton Black, Afganistan by Larry Towell, as well as the Magnum Foundation Legacy Series.

Kristen Lubben is a curator, writer, and editor whose work explores the relationships between photography, art, and politics. Since 1997, Lubben has been a curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she has curated over twenty exhibitions, including two triennials of contemporary photography and video. 

Susan Meiselas is an “American photographer best known for her work covering the political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and ‘80s, Meiselas’s process has evolved in radical and challenging ways as she has grappled with pivotal questions about her relationship to her subjects, the use and circulation of her images in the media, and the relationship of images to history and memory.”

For spreads from the photobooks and behind the scenes photos, visit our blog. 

Recorded February 24th, 2016 at the 10×10 Photobook Salon in Brooklyn Heights 

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