Join ICP and Aperture online for a conversation between photographer Susan Meiselas and ICP’s Managing Director of Programs David Campany on Meiselas’s new Aperture publication, Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids. How do we lead others to see and be inspired by the photographic process? Campany and Meiselas will discuss the book which promotes new ways of seeing and exploring photography for kids, as well as the practice of teaching photography. They will also re-visit Meiselas’s 1974 book, Learn to See: A Sourcebook of Photography Projects by Students and Teachers, to examine the ways in which teaching photography has evolved and continued to inspire new generations of imagemakers over the last nearly fifty years.

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About Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids

Compiled by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, Eyes Open is a sourcebook of photography ideas for kids—to engage with the world through the camera.

Twenty-three enticing projects help inspire a process of discovery and new ways of telling stories and animating ideas. Eyes Open features photographs by young people from around the globe, as well as work by professional artists that demonstrates how a simple idea can be expanded. Playful and meaningful, this book is for young would-be photographers and those interested in expressing themselves creatively.

About the Program Format

This program will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a link located at the bottom of the email under ‘Important Information’ to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device. 

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Speaker Bios

Susan Meiselas (born in Baltimore, 1948) joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and is president of Magnum Foundation. She has received numerous awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal; Leica Award for Excellence; Hasselblad Foundation Photography Prize; Cornel Capa Infinity Award; and Harvard Arts Medal, and was a MacArthur Fellow. She received her MA in visual education from Harvard University and has published numerous books, including Nicaragua (1981; reissued by Aperture 2008, 2016) and On the Front Line (Aperture, 2017).

David Campany is ICP’s Managing Director of Programs, and a writer, editor, and curator.


Image: Carolyn Drake,Ternopil, Petrykhiv; from the series Internat, 2016, from Eyes Open (Aperture, 2020) © Carolyn Drake/Magnum Photos