Susan Meiselas: Encounters with the Dani - Stories from the Baliem Valley

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In her most recent body of work, acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas pieces together verbal and visual traces of encounters with the Dani--an indigenous people of the West Papuan highlands--from the nearly six decades since their "discovery" by the West. In this subjective, fragmentary history, Meiselas draws from the experiences of missionaries, colonists, anthropologists and modern-day ecotourists, all of whom have come to the Dani's Baliem Valley and transformed the conditions under which they live. The ambiguous relations between power and representation--whether in the form of Dutch colonial patrol notes from the 1930s, the sensationalized media accounts of the survivors of a downed U.S. army plane in "Shangri-La" from the 1940s or a tourist's snapshots from the 1990s--become visible in Meiselas's book, through both the contradictions and unexpected continuities of the gathered materials.

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Book Description Steidl/ICP, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED COPY Steidl/ICP, Gottingen, 2003. Hardcover in pictorial boards. 176 pp., 300 color illustrations, 8¼x11". Photographs by Susan Meiselas. First edition, first printing. SIGNED by Susan Meiselas. Book Condition: Fine tight clean copy. SIGNED In 1988, Meiselas first traveled to the Baliem Valley in the remote highlands of New Guinea (today West Irian and part of Indonesia), a large island just north of Australia. The tribes in these highlands had only recently been discovered, in 1938, prior to which they had absolutely no outside contact. Their societal condition was officially 'stone age'; they relied on a mix of hunting and farming skills for their subsistence lifestyle. Encounters with the Dani is a history of contact with the Dani tribe, researched by Meiselas and presented in conjunction with the Nederlands Foto Instituut as part of the Photoworks-in-Progress series "Constructing Identity." Meiselas explains that "I wanted to explore the ways in which the Dani have been seen by travelers, anthropologists, missionaries, colonialists, and perhaps themselves, throughout this century." The result is an amazing volume complete with facsimile reproductions of everything from the comic book WAC in Shangri-La, which tells of the discovery of the tribe, to missionary leaflets, to the 1962 Life Magazine article on the Dani. Meiselas' own photographs of the tribe are scattered throughout the volume. Seller Inventory # 638

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