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Black Walnut Bride

Video by Susan Worsham

Thought not directly autobiographical, Susan Worsham’s Some Fox Trails in Virginia acts as a metaphorical map of the rediscovered paths of her childhood home and the people she knew as a girl. Inspired by stories told by her oldest neighbor Margaret Daniel, Worsham’s photographs replay her memories in pictures. In Black Walnut Bride she turns the camera on Margaret and her husband Harrison and blends family photos with her own images to add a new dimension to her family history, bridging the gap between her past and the present.

Susan Worsham was born in Richmond Virginia. She took her first photography class while studying graphic design in college. In 2009 Susan was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize For Photography, and her book, Some Fox Trails In Virginia, won first runner up in the fine art category of the Blurb Photography Book Now International Competition. In 2011 She was named one of Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers to watch and her work was chosen to represent the United States in The Lishui 14th International Photography Festival In China. Named one of Oxford American’s “New Superstars of Southern Art,” she has been an artist-in-residence at Light Work in Syracuse, New York, where her work was published in Contact Sheet 168: Bittersweet/Bloodwork. Her photographs are held in private collections, and have been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival, The Australian Centre for Photography, The Photographic Center Northwest, and the Danville Museum in Virginia. Her solo shows include, Candela Books + Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, Light Work in Syracuse, New York, and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

 

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