ARTIST STATEMENT -
Photography is self-expression.
It helps me identify with qualities of my own character. Understand my existence and express my interpretation of the world around me. Photography engages me deeply with where I am, fueling my desire to partake in the stories unfolding around me. Inspired by the moments we lose to memory it's a search for that which is hidden and a desire to reveal what I discover.
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are" - Anaïs Nin
Susan Genaro is photographic artist based in New York City. Her narratives explore the quiet, intimate moments of life. Exploring themes of futility or being suspended in liminal space, waiting for change or a separation to occur.
After spending over a decade in the design world as an occupation she entered the medical field. Now her daily occupational routine is centered around moments and realities the average person is perhaps never having to see. This barrage of observable and emotional input over time finds her moving away from chaotic visual interplay in her work. Hoping on a deeper level to evoke feelings of ones existence and mortality.
2021- THE PHOTO REVIEW, Finalist, Juror- Christoper James. MIKHAIL ZAKIN GALLERY, Demarest N.J.
2020 - IPA, International Photography Awards, 2ND Place, Editorial / Press Division and Placement in "Jury Top 5 Selection".
2019 - IPA, International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Culture & Traditions Category. PHOTO PLACE GALLERY, A Color Moment, Juror - Arthur Meyerson. SOHO PHOTO GALLERY, Portfolio Development, NYC.
2018 - SALMAGUNDI CLUB, NYC. SOHO PHOTO GALLERY, Group show NYC. UMBRELLA ARTS, Let there be Light & Shadow, curated by Harvey Stein, group show, NYC.