Women Photojournalists of Washington
Susana is a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC. She photographs features, social issues, portraits and travel stories for a variety of clients.
Susana’s work has been exhibited internationally and nationally, at venues including: the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid, the Pingyao Photo Festival, Noorderlicht Fotofestival in the Netherlands, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC.
Susana has been the recipient of the White House News Photographers’ Project Grant, a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship, Honorable Mentions in Center’s Project Competition and Curator’s Choice Awards, and a Puffin Grant, among others. Her work is held in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, The Library of Congress, Division of Prints & Photographs, The Art Museum of the Americas, The EnFoco Collection, and the DC Public Art Bank.
DC Public Library Deanwood Kiosk
A long abandoned DC Public Library kiosk on a busy avenue whose name honors an African American educator.
This series The Invisible Wall looks at the neighborhoods east of the Anacostia (EoR) River in Washington. Rich in a complex history, and often at the brunt of it - east of the River abides - though separated from the mainland by a virtual moat. The river has historically formed a barrier, at times protective, always isolating.
Mabula and Kabula Samuels
Twins Mabula and Kabula posed for a photograph before moving to Florida. Overdeveloped during the period of urban renewal that began in the 1950s, EoR is dominated by apartment buildings pocked with red plywood windows.
Sienna and Lady
Sienna and Lady, two Pit Bull mixes are owned by Deron & Pearl, a couple who shared 7 children in the small house behind the dogs' crates. When Sienna and Lady both became pregnant after an unsupervised visit to the park, Deron & Pearl sold the puppies after displaying their wares on the sidewalk outside their home. "I've got my Christmas covered," said Deron of his earnings.