Susan’s work explores human complications, offering a deeper understanding of the connection between people and their circumstances. She has primarily photographed working poverty, the elderly and children, with a continued focus on social issues.

With patience and thoughtful consideration of the people she photographs, Susan captures their underlying realities to reflect a new perspective on the familiar.  Her collaborative approach to each project builds trust with her project partners and that connection results in images that reveal the innermost lives of those she photographs. Some project partners have included United Way, Foundation for the Carolinas, Habitat for Humanity, the Light Factory, and Crosland Corporation.

Susan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Journalism from the UNC School of Media and Journalism and Speech Communications. She has served in Board leadership positions with San Francisco Volunteer Center, Levine Museum of the New South, and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture.

She has lived in San Francisco, Mumbai, Sydney, and Charlotte and resides in New Jersey with her husband, Peter and four children.