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A Room of Their Own

Susan Meiselas

Binding: Hardback


Publisher's Description

A Room of Their Own, a new book from Multistory and Magnum photographer, Susan Meiselas, is a multilayered, visual story comprised of Susan’s photographs, first hand testimonies, and original art works from women in refuge. Through a series of collaborative workshops, the women  worked with Susan, plus an illustrator and a writer, during 2015 and 2016, to explore their experiences of domestic abuse and resettlement. 

I was invited by Multistory to photograph in the Black Country in the UK. The moment I entered a woman’s refuge there, I felt connected to its mission. We developed a collaborative project with the women who were willing to share their stories. We agreed that there would be no visual identification of the people or locations within the refuge shelter network. (Susan Meiselas, 1 April 2017)

Susan Meiselas (b. 1948, Baltimore, Maryland) joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since then. She is known for her documentary work across a range of subjects and relationships over time, in particular, her coverage of human rights issues in Latin America. Her photographs are included in American and International collections.

A Room of Their Own is a partnership project with Multistory and Creative Black Country (as part of the Arts Council of England’s Creative People and Places Programme).

Publisher: Multistory

204 pages