Susan Meiselas

Soldiers Searching Bus Passengers, Northern Highway, El Salvador

About this artwork

In her photographs of civil war in Nicaragua and El Salvador, Meiselas has shown us the heart-breaking actions and consequences of war. Her related series, 'Border Crossings', exposes the desperate, secret attempts to escape into the United States away from this violence. Meiselas has said: 'For those undocumented workers who have crossed successfully, we Americans rarely ask who they are or why they have left their homelands. We pass their silent faces on the streets, in stores, even within our homes. We see their eyes, but we don't know what their eyes have seen'.

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas