Susie Forrester has been working as a professional photographer since 1992. In her commercial work, she specializes in photojournalistic, fine art-style wedding photography and portraits, including pet portraits. She also documents a wide range of subjects as a photographer for a local university. In her fine-art work, Susie has used her unique photojournalistic style to capture an eclectic mix of subjects and people, from the Westminster dog show to circus barkers.
Susie has studied under photographers Larry Fink, Debbie Fleming-Caffrey and photo critic John Szarkowski. She was also the studio manager and printer for Larry Fink. She has taught photography at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey and at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She also teaches private photo workshops.
Susie is a volunteer photographer for SWAN, the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network, an adoption program for foster children. An avid runner, she also volunteers for Youth Infusion’s Shape-Up Program, through which she helps kids develop their running techniques. Susie is also a volunteer DJ at WESS, 90.3 FM, East Stroudsburg University’s college radio station. Her passion for music has led her to Music and Memory, a program that brings music to older people in nursing homes.
Susie’s photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions including:
Solo Show, Keystone College, La Plume, PA 2014
Smart Phone Photography Show, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA 2013
Solo Show Series, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA 2012
Cordon-Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010
Dog Days of Summer Group Photography Show
New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA 2009
Juried Photography Show
EXHIBIT 231, Philadelphia-Area Photographers in the Photo Review 2002
Marywood University, Scranton, PA 2001
SHOTS 73, September 2001