HIFF31 Poster Artist: Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer based in New York. We are thrilled that the poster for the 31st Hamptons International Film Festival features her classic piece entitled Pebbles at Manhattan Beach, 1978. © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos.

Join Susan for a poster and book signing on Friday, October 6, at 4pm at BookHampton (41 Main Street)!

In partnership with the East Hampton Historical Society, please join us for a very special exhibit during the festival, featuring a small selection from Susan Meiselas’ series Prince Street Girls—the origin of this year’s poster image—in addition to photographs by the late Pat Field from HIFF’s first two years.

• The Clinton Academy
• 151 Main Street, East Hampton
• Oct 6 – 12, noon to 4pm
Susan will be signing posters at the Clinton Academy on Sunday afternoon, October 8, from 2:00-4:00pm

Susan Meiselas is well known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. She is the author of Carnival Strippers (1976), Nicaragua (1981), Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997), Pandora’s Box (2001), Encounters with the Dani (2003), Prince Street Girls (2016), A Room of Their Own (2017), Tar Beach (2020), Eyes Open (2021) and Carnival Strippers Revisited (2022). Her photographs are included in North American and international collections.

In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and most recently received the first Women in Motion Award from Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles (2019).

Mediations, a survey exhibition of her work from the 1970s to present, was initiated by Jeu de Paume and traveled to Barcelona, San Francisco, Sao Paolo, Vienna, Antwerp, Berlin and is presently on view at Jakopič Galerija in Ljubljiana, Slovenia.

Meiselas has been the President of the Magnum Foundation since 2007, with a mission to expand diversity and creativity in documentary photography.

Purchase a limited edition print at various locations during HIFF31.

Previous festival poster artists include Stanley Whitney (2022) Toni Ross (2021), Bastienne Schmidt (2020), Lee Krasner (2019), Paton Miller (2018), Eric Fischl (2017), John Alexander (2016), Bruce Weber (2011), Julian Schnabel (2001), April Gornik (1995, 2005), Cindy Sherman (2006) and Donald Sultan (1996), among others.

The 31st annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 5-12, 2023. HIFF thanks the supporters for this year’s festival, including returning Premiere Sponsor Audi; Signature Sponsors The Macallan and Variety; Supporting Sponsors NaturopathicaDragon HempNetflixSilvercup, and Regal Cinemas; as well as official Media Sponsors WNBCThe East Hampton StarThe Purist, and new Signature Sponsor The Atlantic; and long term support from New York State Council on the Arts, and Suffolk County Film Commission.

Passes and packages for HIFF31 go on sale September 5. A HamptonsFilm Members pre-sale for individual tickets begins September 23, with individual tickets to the general public on sale September 25. Join today for early ticket access.

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