Susan Worsham’s Profile

By The Grace Of God By Susan Worsham
By The Grace Of God
    Growing up in Virginia, my childhood field trips were to cigarette factories and civil war battlegrounds, with a brown bag lunch in tow. As a young girl I could often be found holding a dixie cup full of Kool-Aid powder, with a few drops of water, making a sweet sugary paste for finger dipping. My childhood travels were spent wandering different neighborhoods on my Schwinn, and knocking on strangers' doors with those same sticky fingers. I can remember one such house, where I...

Susan Worsham  was born in Richmond Virginia. She took her first photography class while studying graphic design in college.  In 2009 Susan was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize For Photography, and her book ” Some Fox Trails In Virginia” won first runner up in the fine art category of  the Blurb Photography Book Now International Competition. In 2010 Susan was awarded the first TMC / Kodak Film Grant, and was an artist in residence at Light Work in Syracuse, New York. Her work has been shown at the Corcoran Museum during FotoWeek D.C, LOOK3 Festival Of The Photograph, The Lishui Photo Festival in China, and most recently at the Danville Museum in Virginia. Susan was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers To Watch in 2011, and was included in Photolucida's Critcal Mass Top 50.

Selected Group Exhibitions


LOOK3 Festival Of The Photograph, featured artist

Nine Visions, Danville Museum, Virginia

American Life, Lishui Photography Festival, China

100 Portraits, New York Photo Festival

100 Portraits, Australian Centre For Photography

PDN's 30 2011: PDN's choice of photographers to watch, Ring Cube Gallery,Tokyo, Japan


Virginia Celebrates Women In The Arts, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol Va.,

Emerging Photographers Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York

Silver Eye Center For Photography Fellowship Group Show

Project Basho Onward 10, juror, Debbie Fleming Caffery

Sky Was Yellow Sun Was Blue, Russell Projects, Richmond, Va,

Red, The Center For Fine Art Photography, Colorado

Art Chicago, Dean Jensen Gallery

Portrait As Allegory, Umbrage Gallery, New, York

Southern Gothic, Dean Jensen Gallery

Portrait Revealed, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco

The Appalachian Photographer's Project Inaugural Exhibition, Reece Museum, Tennessee

100 Portraits/ 100 Photographers, FotoWeek D.C., Corcoran Museum


Forever Hold Your Peace, New Orleans Photo Alliance, juror, Sylvia Plachy

TPS 18: The International Competition, traveling exhibit

Nymphoto Presents, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York

12 12 Gallery, National Juried Photography Exhibition, selected by Julian Cox

Big Bangs Small Bucks 2, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Awards And Honors

Photographic Center Northwest, 13th Members Juried Show, 2nd place, 2008

Santa Fe Prize For Photography Nomination, 2009

Santa Fe Project Competition, Top 10 percentile, 2009

Review Santa Fe participant, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009

Texas Photographic Society, TPS 18: The International Competition: first place, 2009

Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, (2009)

Blurb Photography Book Now, International Competition, First Runner Up, Fine Art Category,

Light Work Artist in Residence 2010

Too Much Chocolate / Kodak Film Grant

LOOKbetween, LOOK3 Festival Of The Photograph, Charlottesville, Virginia

Julia Margaret Cameron Award , runner up 2010

The Appalachian Photographers Project

Baum Award nomination 2010

Photo District News “PDN 30” Top 30 emerging photographers, 2011

Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Photographers, 2011

Oxford American “100 Under 100, The New Superstars Of Southern Art”


Contact Sheet, The Light Work Annual 2011 forward written by Elijah Gowin

VQR Virginia Quarterly Review winter issue, 2010



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