ABOUT SUSAN:

As a photographic artist, I use photography to examine diverse aspects of life. By training, a social anthropologist (PhD) and board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist (MD), I have a wide range of interests that find expression through photography. My current projects are conceptual portraiture, as expressed in the "Persephone's Choice: Every Woman's Dilemma" series, and nature/science in perception of color, expressed in the "Seeing Color Colorblind" series.
Please visit my Amazon Page to see my latest works, "Persephone's Choice: Every Woman's Dilemma," and "Seeing Color Colorblind" in Kindle format.


Even growing up in Norman, Oklahoma, I knew “my soul resided in the light of the Southwest.” Given a Kodak Brownie at a young age, I worked my way through Polaroid (film), Leica (film), Nikon(film and digital), and Canon (digital) cameras. My current digital camera of choice is the Canon 5D Mark II.

Formally trained in Anthropology (Univ. Okla., Univ. Chicago, Ph.D. Univ. Arizona) and Medicine (M.D. Univ. Kansas; Ob/Gyn Residency, Univ. New Mexico), I have been a Gynecologist in private practice in Albuquerque since 1989, retiring in the summer of 2011. I have published papers in peer reviewed journals in both Anthropology and Medicine.

An American Rose Society Accredited Rose Judge and Rose Arrangement Judge Emeritus, I developed a serious interest in photographing roses I judged at rose shows. I bought my first digital camera in 2004, a Nikon Coolpix 4300, specifically to carry in my purse for that purpose. One thing led to another. I started the committee and served as the first Chair of the Pacific Southwest District Photography Committee of the ARS, 2008-2012. I am currently a member of the American Rose Society Photography Committee.

A need to learn digital photography led her to UNM Continuing Education’s Digital Arts Program, from which I holds certificates in both Digital Photography and Web Design.

With retirement from a busy Ob/Gyn practice comes time for reflection. I now focus on conceptual portraiture and photo-essays (e.g. "Persephone's Choice: Every Woman's Dilemma), and exploration of phenomena that have intrigued me for years (e.g. "Seeing Color Colorblind," dedicated to my son and father).

 

Visit my Amazon Page for a look at my Kindle e-books, "Persephone's Choice," and "Seeing Color Colorblind."