Susan was born and raised in Boston and moved to New York City in 1976. She earned a BS in Education from Lesley College and then enrolled in the School of Visual Arts to study photography. After working in a NYC lab as a custom black and white printer, Susan began working in the stock photography industry, where she had a long career.She returned to her photography and took critique courses at ICP. She worked on various portrait projects: women of a certain age, couples who’d been together for many years, and in 2011 began work on Building 1, a series about her neighbors in the apartment complex in Tribeca where she’d lived since 1984. Building 1 was exhibited in a solo show at Camerawork Gallery, Scranton, PA in the fall of 2016.In 2008 Susan lost her husband of 30 years, after a long illness. She met Joel in 2009 and they married in 2012. Her portrait project Second Time Around celebrates the quirks and discoveries of her new relationship. In 2016, Second Time Around was selected for the Portfolio Showcase 9 exhibit and catalogue at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft Collins, CO. She was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2017 Baxter Street at CCNY Annual Juried Competition, and again in 2017, she was honored as a Critical Mass Top 50 Photographer. Susan began working on The Widow/er Project in March of 2018. Widow/er (now titled Widowed) was selected as a Critical Mass 2019 Top 200 finalist. The work was displayed in a solo show at the Griffin Museum’s Griffin Gallery opening October 24, 2019.