(Click for largest image) Meiselas, Susan. CARNIVAL STRIPPERS. New York City, NY: Whitney Museum Of American Art/Steidl, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 163 pages. As New/As New Dust Jacket. New and Revised Edition of the photographer's classic. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in this significantly expanded edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Second and Third Printings that were released because many copies of the First Hardcover Edition had numerous publisher's flaws, had to be recalled and destroyed. A brilliant production by Susan Meiselas and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Black hard boards with metallic-silver titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Susan Meiselas. Original Interview Excerpts. Essays by Sylvia Wolf and Deirdre English, which reflect on the importance of the work within the histories of photography and feminism. Audio CD featuring a collage of participants' voices and a 1977 interview with the photographer attached on the back endpaper. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents a stunning new edition, not just a re-issue, of Susan Meiselas' masterpiece. "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 girl 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" (Publisher's blurb). In the intervening period, so much has happened, but this book has lost none of its raw power and beauty. A masterpiece, this is a "must-have" title for Susan Meiselas collectors. This edition remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now highly collectible in its own right. This is one of very few copies of the New and Revised Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. 78 black-and-white plates. Susan Meiselas' "Nicaragua" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN MEISELAS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3882439548. ID-13379.