About Suzi Altman

Altman's camera has been her ticket to explore the world for over 25 years. Photography allows her to focus on making the world a better place by using her camera as a tool to illustrate the issues she is passionate about.

The images Suzi makes and the stories she tells create awareness and hopefully inspire change for the better. Her passions include cultural heritage traditions, women’s issues, poverty and education.

In addition Altman has photographed the Mississippi Delta for over 15 years including the rich cultural heritage, the civil rights history, the deep religious roots and the music and the musicians it has produced.

Suzi started in New York City at The Associated Press, after an internship at Rolling Stone Magazine and another internship with acclaimed photographer Mary Ellen Mark.

Her work is in the Permanent Collection at The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) Washington,DC. and also in the Permanent Collection at the Mississippi Museum of Art. She  has also worked for many of the world's leading publications including The New York Times, The London Observer, USA Today, Reuters News Agency, Agency France Press(AFP), The Associated Press, The New York Post. Altman's work is also in  a number of Private and Public collections.

Suzi's photographs have also been selected to be in three Mississippi Invitational Shows, a bi annual art show, at The Mississippi Museum of Art including 2011, by curator, Franklin Sirmans, of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2003 curator
 Lilly Wei, an independent New York City Curator, and Curator Sue Spaid in 2007. I was also honored in

2007 and awarded Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Mississippi, by the Mississippi Business Journal. In addition, Altman was recognized by The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) Mississippi State Committee as Mississippi’s Honored Artist in 2008.

In 2014, Suzi volunteered to travel to Kenya at the invitation of The Supply, an NGO that operates a school in the Lenana slum, near Nairobi. While in residence at the Kevjumba School, Suzi taught a photography class that focused on self-identity and community identity utilizing photography as a tool.

Suzi has also had the pleasure of working for the Mississippi Center for Justice on a number of projects including their annual reports focusing on their legal work on race relations and social issues in the Mississippi Delta.

Currently some of Suzi's images of Margaret's Grocery, a long term personal project are included in the New Orleans Photo Alliance group show called CURRENTS - curated by Richard McCabe at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans Dec. 7,2017- February 4.2018

Contact Suzi by email at suzisnaps@aol.com or by phone +1 601-668-9611
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