Susan Meiselas

Hasselblad Award Winner 1994


The Hasselblad award was presented for the 13 th time on Friday 9 September 1994. The award winner, Susan Meiselas, New York City, received the award from Her Royal Highness Princess Lilian, at a ceremony at the theater Storan in Göteborg. The award sum was SEK 255,000. In conjunction with the ceremony an exhibit of the award winner’s work,Susan Meiselas – Photographs by the recipient of the Hasselblad prize 1994, opened at the Hasselblad Center, Wernerska Villan, Göteborg.


The Foundation’s citation:


Susan Meiselas, one of the leading photographers in the humanistic-documentary tradition, has portrayed people in their struggle for social justice and human dignity, as seen in her powerful work from the revolutions of Nicaragua and El Salvador, which reflect a deep sense of engagement. In Susan Meiselas’ photographs there is a tension in the interrelation between form and social content.