Susan Friedman has a BA in Literature from the University of Buffalo and a MFA in Film and Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has won a Grammy for her documentary film on MC Hammer and Rap Culture in Oakland, California; a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for her documentary, "Ki ho alu, That's Slack Key Guitar." Her recent film, "What's Up in the Universe," is currently on PBS and was funded by the National Science Foundation.
She feels strongly that and artist must do everything possible to give voice to what moves them. Her work has gone from documentary film to photography and experimenting with alternative techniques. She has utilized the platinum/palladium printing process in an intriguing series of florals, creating imagry that will not fade.
Her most recent work is titled, "Equus." It is about our spirit and our sense of wildness through the image of the Horse. She uses traditional black and white film and large format cameras and printing with Archival pigment inks on Hahnemule German etching paper. There are 15 images in each edition.
Susan Friedman's work can be found in the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and she has shown in noted galleries in the USA and Europe.