Curriculum Vitea -

  • Susan was born and raised in Canada. Her interest in photography began in the year

2000 after viewing a show of work in a gallery on the Oregon coast that she fell in love with.

She began her photographic training at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, and took

many courses and workshops for the next four years. Her work was initially influenced by

contemporary photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Barnbaum, Christopher James

and Shelby Lee Adams. As her work evolved, she became interested in the Lith process and has

continued to use this darkroom technique for the past 7 or 8 years. She studied Lith under

Tim Rudman,  the master of this process. Susan's shooting and printing style portrays

her signature visual appearance in the final outcome of each photograph. Over time, she

became solidly influenced by both Lillian Bassman’s and Sarah Moon’s work.

Susan’s work has been collected and shown worldwide. Shown here are a select few

destinations where her work has been exhibited.

  • Recent Exhibits:

"My Muse" - solo exhibit, 2017 ~ Jailhouse Studios, Portland, Oregon

"Dreams on Paper" - solo exhibit, 2016 ~ Le Petit Jacob, Paris, France

"To the Edge – 2016” ~ The Danish Museum of Photography, Herning, Denmark

“Paper Dreams” – solo exhibit, 2016, ~ Sage Gallery, Portland, Oregon

“Mirage” – solo exhibit, 2015 ~ The Danish Museum of Photography, Herning, Denmark

“STARK” – solo exhibit, 2015 ~ Gallery 'Raw Beauty' in Arnhem, Netherlands

“Velvet Eyes” participation in Huangshan Yixian International Photo Festival 2014, China

“Velvet Eyes” participation in Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition #157

             (London, England)

“Fabrication” – solo exhibit, 2012 ~ iWitness Gallery, Portland, Oregon

“Some Assembly Required” – 2011 ~ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York

Group Show at Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2011

  • Susan has been invited to speak about her work at numerous events including:

2015 The Danish Museum of Photography, Herning, Denmark

2014 Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography:

2013 Portland Art Museum’s Brown Bag series

  • A more detailed CV can be requested by contacting Susan directly at susan.mamam@gmail.com.