Susan Kaufer Carey
Susan Kaufer Carey is a Los Angeles and New York-based visual artist and writer who uses photography and mixed media to tell stories of identity and reclamation. Her work explores the reclamation of authenticity, vulnerability, creativity, and humanity through photography, encaustic, mixed media, poetry, and prose. Despite our vast differences, her work reveals the common threads that unite us all.
Susan got her BA in theater at Bennington College, then worked in New York City for fashion photographer Joel Brodsky where she honed her darkroom skills printing for the book Brodsky shot of Jim Morrison and the Doors. While living and working in Rome, Italy refining her work as a street photographer she earned her Italian Press Pass, moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles and opened a portrait studio specializing in fine art nudes, album covers, pregnancy, and newborn portraits.
Susan’s fine artwork has been exhibited at The dnj Gallery, The Neutra Museum, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles Photographers Association Gallery 825, LA Artcore, Art Share LA, Sparrow Gallery, A Smith’s Gallery, Black Box Gallery, A Photo Place Gallery, and Hilliard Gallery. Her work has been featured in the book “California Love”, F-stop magazine, and Aint-Bad Contemporary Art Magazine. Her photography and poetry have been featured in Art and Cake Magazine. Her work is in private collections in the US and Rome, Italy.
The strength and beauty of women are my north star, all of life comes through us and the natural courage and magic that we possess is the highest form of poetry. I pay homage to the female form over and over in my work as a way to honor, empower, connect, and celebrate.