From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease for small town carnivals in New England, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. As she followed the shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. She also taped interviews with the dancers, their boyfriends, the show managers, and paying customers.
Meiselas’ frank description of the lives of these women brought a hidden world to public attention. Produced during the early years of the women’s movement, Carnival Strippers reflects the struggle for identity and self-esteem that characterized a complex era of change.
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Used - Good / Tiny bit of writing on the flyleaf in pencil. Softcover has general wear, mostly along the edges and spine. Inside in good condition but with some spotting throughout. The book was professionally rebound replicating the original glue binding. Due to the thinness of the softcover some minor waviness can be seen in the softcover along the spine. In the book itself this isn't visible.
Author Susan Meiselas
Title Carnival Strippers
Publication year 1976
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux