Sarah Meister ’94’s interest in photography was first sparked by Peter Bunnell, the late professor and MoMA curator who taught a course on the history of photography at Princeton. She went on to intern at MoMA and worked her way up to curator by 2009. Among her achievements was the purchase of 38 photos taken by Ernest Cole — a South African photographer known for his work exposing the realities of apartheid. Mesiter is photographed here at the exhibit. She is now executive director of Aperture, a nonprofit publisher devoted to photography. “I believe that photography makes a difference in our world like little else,” Meister says.
Photo: Bill Wadman