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Susan May Tell: Catalog of works

Tell, Susan May

Susan May Tell is an award-winning fine art photographer whose work has been showcased in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale; Griffin Museum of Photography; University of California at San Francisco; and Avenue B Gallery. Solo exhibitions include A Requiem: tribute to the spiritual space at Auschwitz; Structured Moments; and Real / Unreal: urban landscapes of the 1980’s. Tell’s photographs are in the Samuel Wagstaff Collection at the Smithsonian Museum and have been featured in group exhibitions at the Monmouth Museum; Hudson River Museum; Phoenix Art Museum; Center for Fine Art Photography; and Barrett Art Center, where Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, awarded her First Place. Nat Trotman, Associate Curator of Art, Guggenheim Museum of Art, included her work in New Directions / Art he juried at that same venue. Also a successful photojournalist, Tell spent four years based in Cairo and four years in Paris working for the New York Times, LIFE, TIME, and Newsweek Magazines. This was followed by ten years as a staff photographer and photo editor at the New York Post. Tell’s subjects have been diverse and include: a 9-month project with Egypt’s drug enforcement agency; the women fighters of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front; Iraqi Kurdish refugees in Turkey; Islamic and Pharaonic Monuments in Egypt; the National Basketball Association Finals; lunch with Yasser Arafat and his entourage in Kuwait; murders; car accidents; perp walks; stake-outs; actors; hot air ballooning; 3-star restaurants and 5-star hotels. In 2008 Tell became involved in the 1,000 member New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMPNY) and was appointed to the Board and the newly created position of Fine Art Chair. She founded programs including Fine Art Salon Conversations with museum curators, gallery directors, critics, and other well-known fine art photography luminaries.



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December 20, 2013


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