SUSAN CARDONA

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Finding my photographic "voice" has been an endeavor that took several years.  My primary photographic interests are documentary, photojournalism, and portraiture.  This has led me down many paths, from post earthquake Haiti, leading to a book, and to the isolated counties of rural Maine.   I've been privileged to meet many people, several of whom have allowed me into their lives, earning my respect and admiration in the process.  I believe photography is not only used for insight, entertainment, and art, but very importantly has a place for social activism.  Past studies with Mary Ellen Mark, Sylvia Plachy, and Alex Webb have  helped fine tune my work.  Several exhibits, both solo and group, in addition to having sold several photographs and publishing a book. Ongoing projects involve both Grenada, W.I. and Newburgh, NY.

 

 - I currently reside in the Hudson Valley of New York, dividing my time between photography and medicine.

-Solo shows:

 

 "Children of Haiti" and "Washington County, Maine" in Eastport Arts Center, Eastport, Maine.  Sales of photographs from both shows.

 

-Group shows:  

Miami Street Photography Festival exhibit during 2012 Art Basel

Center for Photography at Woodstock 'Slideluck 2013' 

 

 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2015;  

 

"Lines" Photoplace Gallery, Vermont and included in book.   

 

 Pollux group show in Galeria Valid Foto,Barcelona, Spain 2017.

-International Competitions:  Finalist/Honorable Mention in 7th, 8th, 12th, 15th, and 16th  (current) Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers in  various  categories from thousands of entries.

-"Tales of the Unwritten" , Italy - chosen for 2 photographs in exhibit  and upcoming book 2021.

Finalist in both 8th and 9th Pollux Awards in two categories.

Publications:  F-stop magazine, in Portrait and Latin America issues

 

.Book: "The Sky On Their Heads" photographs from Haiti.  (self published but sold).