Behind Closed Doors: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas, Eduardo Cadava, and Joel Sternfeld

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Monday, January 28, 2019
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Sarah Lawrence College’s provocative new conversation series, “Difference in Dialogue,” will feature photographer and documentary maker Susan Meiselas on January 28. Meiselas, whose work used photography as a medium for social change, will lead a discussion with author and contemporary critic Eduardo Cadava and photographer and artist Joel Sternfeld.

The program starts at 7:15 p.m. and will be held at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre on Sarah Lawrence Campus at 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY.

Difference in Dialogue is a new series that provides an opportunity for connection, conversation, interaction, reflection, and reasoned disagreement between participants with contrasting viewpoints.

The series is open to the public. To RSVP please e-mail [email protected]. Learn about future programs.

More about the program’s participants:

 Susan Meiselas, who graduated from Sarah Lawrence in 1970, is a documentary photographer, author, and director well known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. She started her career teaching in the South Bronx using the camera to help connect and provoke discussions with her students. This quickly turned into a photography career using her art for social change from her studies of carnival strippers to her documenting political upheaval in Nicaragua and Kurdistan. In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow and most recently was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015). Mediations, a survey exhibition of her work from the 1970s to present, was recently exhibited at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Jeu de Paume, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Eduardo Cadava is an author, contemporary critic, and theorist specializing in American literature and culture, comparative literature, media technologies and theory, political theory, and translation theory. He is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School and Princeton University. He is currently working on a collection of essays on the ethics and politics of mourning and co-directing a multiyear project on the relationship between political conflict and climate change.


Joel Sternfeld is a photographer/artist with exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and a Prix de Rome, he is the author of American Prospects, On This Site, Stranger Passing, and 10 other books. Sternfeld holds the Noble Foundation Chair in Art and Cultural History at Sarah Lawrence College.




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Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College 1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York 10708
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Times: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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Presenter: Sarah Lawrence College
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