Discipline: Visual Art – photography

Susan May Tell

Discipline: Visual Art – photography
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Susan May Tell is working in the traditional darkroom at MacDowell, revisiting, editing and printing her early collection of black and white images. Her early work (1974-1982) led to solo exhibitions in 1982 and also ushered her into a 25-year career as a news/editorial photographer for pre-eminent publications. Tell is preparing an updated portfolio of her early work for galleries and museums. Her fine art work, which has been widely exhibited and collected, is in the Smithsonian Museum's Samuel Wagstaff Collection and her Catalog of Works was recently acquired by Columbia University. Her exhibitions include: "Structured Moments," "REAL / UNREAL: urban landscapes of the 1980’s," "A Requiem: Tribute to the Spiritual Space at Auschwitz," and "SEEN AND FELT: Appalachia, 2012." Her traveling exhibition, "A Requiem: Tribute to the Spiritual Space at Auschwitz," previously featured at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and the Griffin Museum of Photography, will be shown in 2016 in New York University's Kimmel Windows.



Susan May Tell worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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