Revisiting the World of “Carnival Strippers” | The New Yorker

Revisiting the World of “Carnival Strippers”

Susan Meiselas’s intimate view of a sex-industry subculture remains a remarkable document of its time.

via The New Yorker:

Susan Meiselas was twenty-four years old when she began photographing the women of carnival strip shows, in 1972. The following three summers, at small-town fairgrounds on the East Coast, she captured the performers both onstage and off, nude and not, in dim, makeshift dressing rooms or outdoors in sunshine, against a shifting backdrop of box trucks, tents, and painted plywood sets