Category Archives: 2016

11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
Nominee: November 2016

11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards: I received a nominee in the category ‘People’ for my image ‘New York Walking #13380’. This competition received 7,556 entries from 71 countries.

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LensCulture Street Photography Awards
Top 100 Photographers: Sept. 2016

I am pleased to announce that I have been included in LensCulture‘s list of top 100 photographers in 2016 in the topic of Street Photography.

Click on the image below (New York Walking #54985) to see this image on the LensCulture site and to see the many other wonderful winners.


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Art Slope 2016 – PSWT Group Show
Sept. 17 – 25, 2016

PSWT (Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Artists) will have a group show as part of a new art event in Park Slope, Brooklyn, called “Art Slope“. The PSWT exhibit is at 575 Fifth Ave, between 15th & 16th St, Brooklyn.

Check the image below for the hours the show will be open. And click on the “Art Slope” link above for more info on the festival; there will be a lot of art displays and events throughout the neighborhood.

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Master Class with Bruce Gilden: Sept. 13 – 16, 2016

I had fun this month attending an Akademie workshop held at the Leica Store in Mayfair London, from Sept 13 – 16, with Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden.

It was an inspiring and entertaining few days with Bruce. Stay tuned for more of my “Walking Pictures”, this time set on Oxford Street, London. Thanks for a fun time Leica and Mr. Gilden.

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Call for Bushwick 2016: Candidate, Sept. 2016

I am pleased to be featured as a candidate on the “Call for Bushwick 2016” Facebook page.

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Water 2016: October 7 – 29, 2016

Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 North College Ave., Fort Collins, CO. 10/7-10/29/16.
Reception: October 7, 6 – 8 pm.

Raindrops on Car, Red
My piece ‘Raindrops on Car, Red‘ will be included in an exhibit curated by Richard McCabe on the theme of Water. 55 images were selected from a submission of 1,745 entrees.


From the Juror’s statement:

Life on earth is made possible because of water. The surface of the Earth is over 75% water. Human blood is over 90% water. Mankind’s complex and interconnected relationship with water makes for unlimited possibilities for photographic exploration. Water can sustain human life and it can destroy cities. Issues of water rights, droughts, hurricanes, and rising sea levels permeate the headlines.

Water 2016 features many varied and diverse approaches to the visualization of water in contemporary photography.

Water is very photogenic. It can be opaque or translucent, textured or smooth, it can be still or moving; it shimmers and reflects light. Water can be photographed from above and below its surface. Its colors and tonal range change with temperature and light.”

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Speak Your Truth: July 23 – August 14, 2016

BWAC, 499 Van Brunt St., Red Hook, Brooklyn. 7/23 – 8/14/2016.
Weekends only, 1 – 6 pm. Near IKEA and Fairway.
Reception: Saturday, July 23, 4 – 6 pm.

BWAC’s annual summer group show in a 25,000 square foot warehouse on the water in Red Hook, Brooklyn. BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition) was started in 1978 and is now Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members.

I will be exhibiting 6 images from my Ground series.

 Susan Bowen

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2nd Int’l Phoneography Competition
August 3 – 27, 2016

fotofoto Gallery, 14 West Carver Street, Huntington, NY 11743. 8/3-8/27/16.
Reception: Saturday, August 6, 5 – 7 pm.

Cruci fixion
My piece ‘Crucifixion‘ will be included in an exhibit of phone images, curated by iPhone guru Karen Klinedinst.


About the Juror:

Karen Klinedinst is a landscape photographer from Baltimore. Since 2011, she’s has been using her iPhone and iPad exclusively to photograph and express the landscape. Her landscape iPhoneography has been exhibited widely, including the Center for Fine Art Photography, Soho Photo Gallery, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. She was awarded an Honorable Mention from the 2015 Mobile Photography Awards. She teaches iPhone Photography workshops at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, Chestertown RiverArts Gallery, Adkins Arboretum and at her Baltimore studio..

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Point of View (Looking Narrowly): April 6 – 30, 2016

Solo Show
Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, NYC. 4/6 – 4/30/2016.
Reception: Tuesday, April 5, 6 – 8 pm.

 Susan Bowen

Gallery-wide show on the theme of photographers’ choice of different visual points of view. Each of the solo shows in the gallery record interesting visual qualities found in the mundane, commonplace world around us, when seen from a specific, physical point of view.

Included are ‘Looking Down’, ‘Looking Up’, ‘Looking Closely’, ‘Looking Through’.. and my exhibit, ‘Looking Narrowly’ (Bay #3). Come join us for this unique show.


With photographers Wayne Parsons and Ron Meisel at the opening.

 Susan Bowen

Artist Statement: “I have done several sets of “People Walking” series with varying points of view. This group of images show very fragmented bits of people (and dogs), and the ground for the first time plays an important role. What is missing from the frame is as important, or more so, than what has been included. Bodies are moving in and out of the picture; where the people are going and why remains a mystery. But wherever they are headed, they move with purpose and at that fast pace for which New Yorkers are known.

These images foreshadow my later ground-oriented pictures (where I remove the human element entirely); I see these photos as a hybrid of the two bodies of work. The walking pictures are all about motion, the ground pictures are about moving slowly and paying attention. These “Looking Narrowly” images have a little of both, pulling the viewer in all sorts of directions.”

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Affordable Photography Fair: May 13 – 16, 2016

Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, NYC, 212-226-8571, 5/13-5/16/2016.
Reception: Friday, May 13, 6 – 8 pm.

I will be participating in Soho Photo’s third Affordable Photography Fair, Friday May 13 – Monday May 16, 2016.

All prints in the bins at the rear of the gallery will be priced at $100 each (with sizes up to 16×20). Prints will be matted.

Hours for the Fair are:
Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Saturday: 1pm – 6pm
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
Monday: 1pm – 6pm


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