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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 2010 Susan was awarded the first TMC / Kodak Film Grant, and was an artist in residence at Light Work in Syracuse, New York. Her work is held in private collections, and has been exhibited at the Corcoran Museum during FotoWeek D.C, The Photographic Center Northwest, Dean Jensen Gallery, and most recently at the Danville Museum in Virginia. Susan was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers To Watch in 2011
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011.
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