Susan Brannon is a photojournalist with over a decade of field experience. She has recorded the lives of the people of Palestine, Israel, Iraq, and other theaters of conflict and war. Brannon’s photographs are simply about people: their passions, their struggles, their lives. She writes “I am interested in gathering the truth of events, the behind the scenes stories, rather than the mainstream headline news.”
Susan offer's several photography services and has expanded into food and fashion. This added 5 year experience generates awesome and unique portrait, wedding, senior and family images with a photojournalistic style. Susan also conducts two types of photography workshops: The Crossing Borders Project and group or private in the area's of Tuscany, Rome, Florence, The West Bank, Israel and Portland, Oregon. The Tuscany region is for three or five days. The West Bank or Israel is for five days. Rome or Florence and Portland are for 1/2 or full days when I am in the area. Please contact me for available dates and prices or more information.
Brannon’s work is influenced by a background in archeology, anthropology, and international development: all studies in the change and growth of culture and humanity. Her images create an intimacy between subject and viewer beyond the norm of typical journalistic imagery. She does this by not just being a passive observer and outsider to an event, but instead working as an active and engaged participant in the lives she records.
Susan Brannon freelances for both Reuters and AP; has contracted with International NGO's; and recently has been producing photography workshops. Brannon is also the founder and director of the Crossing Borders Project, an internationally traveling exhibition of image and text recorded by and about the lives and struggles of the people of underrepresented groups.
The positive aspect of this work is the challenge to connect with the subject and the ability to tell the story through an image. When the connection occurs I feel that the image can humanize the subject or situation, and generate a better understanding with the viewer, the community and society.
It is important to gain trust with the subject and environment in order to capture real rather than posed expressions or actions.