Susan Meiselas
MPF Photochat Live

Magnum Photos’ Susan Meiselas will discuss her latest photobook, created with Virginia Bynum & Angel Marinaccio – Tar Beach. Life on the Rooftops of Little Italy – in the next MPF Photochat Live event.

This publication brings together photographs and memories of life in and around the rooftops of Little Italy, New York. These pictures were made, kept and gathered by various families who handed them down from 1940 to the early 1970s. The introduction to ‘Tar Beach’ is written by renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese who grew up on the streets portrayed in this collection. He writes: “The roof was our escape hatch and it was our sanctuary. The endless crowds, the filth and the grime, the constant noise, the chaos, the claustrophobia, the non-stop motion of everything… you would walk up that flight of stairs, open the door, and you were above it all. You could breathe. You could dream. You could be.”

Following the talk Susan will be joined by Martin Parr for a conversation about this work. Questions will then be opened up to the audience.



Group student discount is available for schools, colleges and universities.

30 student tickets / £50
50 student tickets / £70

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