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Susan S. Bank Philadelphia PA and Portsmouth NH, United States

Susan Bank self-published this book of photographs of Cuban tobacco farmers and their families to great acclaim in 2008.
These portraits are raw, yet poetic, and
full of humor and compassion.

About Susan S. Bank

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Fototeca Nacional, Pachucha Mexico (date to be announced)
The Gabarron Foundation New York 2010
Gallery 1401 University of the Arts Philadelphia PA 2010
Blue Sky Gallery , Portland Oregon 2009
Arte Contemporania, Miami FL 2008
James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown PA August 2008 - January 2009
El Centro Provincial de Artes Plasticas y Disenos, Havana Cuba 2007
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh PA 2007
Brant Gallery, MASS College of Art, Boston MA 2006
Fleisher Memorial Challenge Exhibition, Philadelphia PA 2006
Hampshire College, Amherst MA 2005
UNEAC Gallery, Pinar del Rio, Cuba 2004
Fototeca, Havana Cuba 2004
Fototeca, Havana Cuba 2002
University City Arts League Philadelphia PA 2001
Maine Photo Co-op, Portland ME 2000
University City Arts League, Philadelphia PA 1999

Selected Group Exhibitions

Phoenix Museum of Art Auction Gala Benefit Preview 2013
4th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) 2013
Fleisher Memorial Awards Ceremony Philadelphia PA 2013
"Havana: Piercing the Darkness" Dalet Gallery Philadelphia PA 2012
"Magic: Beauty in Words and Images" Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown PA 2012-2013
Oaxaca XV Fototeca National Pachucha Mexico 2012
Pennsylvania Photographers Invision Photo Festival Bethlehem PA 2012
Griffin Museum of Photography 18th Juried Exhibition 2012
Off the Wall/Community of Artists Danforth Museum of Art 2012
New England Photography Biennale Danforth Museum of Art 2011
"Women Photographers from the Collection" Lehigh University Art Galleries 2011
"Oaxaca XV" Manuel Alvarez Bravo Center Oaxaca Mexico 2011
"Facing Out, Facing In", figurative works from the Museum Collection
Michener Museum of Art
LensCulture International Focus Awards San Francisco, Paris and New York 2011
InVision Arts Festival "Muse" Masters Susan Bank, Sid Kaplan and Larry Fink Bethlehem PA 2010
"Daydream Nation" Phila Photo Arts Center 2010
Latin Pavilion NY Photo Festival May 12-16 2010
www.fotovisurapavilion.com/
(open link)
"The Best Photography Books of the Year" 2009 PHotoEspana
Madrid Spain
Southeast Museum of Photography Daytona FL 2009 -2010
70th Annual Invitational Exhibition
Woodmere Museum of Art Philadelphia PA January 2010
Photography 29
Perkins Center Moorestown NJ Jan 31-March 7 2010
Silver Eye Exhibition and Auction 2010
I-95 Triennial Invitational
UMaine Museum of Art Bangor ME April 2010
New England Photography Biennial Exhibition 2009
Danforth Museum of Art Framingham MA
Griffin Museum of Photography Winchester MA 2009 - 2010
"Three Concerned Women" with Stella Johnson and Rania Matar
Curated by Constatine Manos
Texas Photographic Society National 16, Houston Fotofest 2008
"Viajeros: North American Artists/Photographers' Images of Cuba"
Society for Photographic Education, Miami FL 2007
"Generations of Caring" Houston Texas (curator Anne Wilkes Tucker) 2007
Photo Forum 2006, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas 2007
TPS 16 The National Competition 2007
9th Habana Bienal, Havana Cuba 2006
"The Photo Project" Fotofest, Galveston Arts Center Texas (juror Anne Wilkes Tucker) 2006
Texas Photographic Society Members Show Houston Fototest 2006
"Viajeros: North American Artists/Photographers' Images of Cuba", Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA 2005
Photography '02 PA Photographers (juror Katherine C. Ware) Philadelphia PA 2002
The Print Center International Competition (juror Ann Havinga) Philadelphia PA 2000
Photography '98 PA Photographers (juror Vicki Goldberg) Philadelphia PA 1998
The Print Center International Competition (juror Andy Grundberg) Philadelpha PA 1998
Perkins Center for the Arts Moorestown NJ 2006, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1998
Maryland Federation of Art Annapolis MD 2000, 1999 and 1998
Soho Photo Gallery New York NY (juror Melissa Harris) 1998
Photo Session Philadelphia PA 1999, 1998 and 1997
Philadelphia Sketch Club Philadelphia PA 2000 and 1998

Awards and Honors

Fotovisura Grant Awards Finalist 2010
LensCulture International Exposure Awards 2010
Daylight/CDS Portfolio Awards 2010
"Best Books of 2009" Photoeye Books
"The Best Photography Books of the Year" 2009 PHotoEspana Madrid Spain
Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Cash Prize, (juror Katherine C. Ware), Texas Women's University, Denton Texas 2007
Duke/Honickman First Book Prize Finalist (juror Robert Frank) 2006
Critical Mass Finalist 2006
Silver Eye Fellowship Honorable Mention (juror Rod Slemmons) Pittsburgh PA 2006
Texas Photo Society National Juror's Merit Award (juror Harris Fogel) 2006
Lucie Awards Honorable Mention 2006
Black and White Spotlight Portfolio Award 2006
Griffin Museum 12th Juried Exhibition Honorable Mention (juror Bonni Benrubi) 2006
Fleisher Challenge Award Philadephia PA 2006
Perkins Center for the Arts Juror's Award (juror Katherine C. Ware) Moorestown NJ 2006
Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner Up 2005
Silver Eye Fellowship Honorable Mention (juror Lesley A. Martin) Pittsburgh PA 2005
"The Photo Project" Texas Photo Society (juror Anne W. Tucker) 2005
Santa Fe Center for Photography Portfolio Project Competition, Juror's Choice Award (juror Rod Slemmons) 2005
Santa Fe Review 2005 Scholarship Award
"Best of Show" The Photo Review Annual Awards Competition, Philadelphia PA 2005
Duke/Honickman First Book Prize Finalist (juror Maria Hambourg) 2004
Leeway Foundation Grant 2002 Philadelphia PA
Maryland Federation of Art Juror's Award 1999 and 1998 Annapolis MD

Publications

Center for Photography at Woodstock PQ #98 (book review)
Art Nexus spring issue 2010 (book review by Fernando Castro)
LensWork #82 May - June 2009
Shots Portfolio Issue
Leica Fotografica International Magazin
Black and White
Camera Arts
Viajeros catalogue
La Perla
The Photo Review
The Photography Quarterly Center for Photography Woodstock
Lost Roads publications book jackets.

Websites
Photographers Showcase Gallery Photo-eye
Zone Zero (contains all book images and essay)
LUAG
Zone Zero
LensCulture
Social Documentary
Bite
Fotorim

Collections

Center for Creative Photography Tucson University of Arizona
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas
Johnson and Johnson Corporate Collection
Fototeca de Cuba, Havana Cuba
Lehigh University Art Galleries Permanent Collection
James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown PA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland Oregon
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach FL
Manuel Alvarez Bravo Center Oaxaca Mexico
Free Library of Philadelphia Photography Collection
Gabarron Foundation New York and Spain
Cuban Cultural Center of NY
FotoVisura Collection
N.H. Institute of Art Photography Archive Manchester N.H.
Private collections, USA, Germany and Cuba

Curatorial
"Viajeros: North American Artists/Photographers' Images of Cuba", Lehigh University 2005

Read more
Susan S. Bank's Projects on LensCulture
Susan S. Bank's Books