biographies Susan Anderson

SUSAN ANDERSON lives and works in Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Susan Anderson portrays people who have become so unreal it is hard to concieve that not the photo but the person was edited. Coming from a background of commercial and editorial photography she knows how to tell a story within a single frame. Her pictures of the queens of child beauty pageants are eerie in their honesty. These pictures where not staged, in fact, they are snapshots taken within a 5 minute frame that the contest organisers would give her. These children are so conditioned to strike a perfect pose everytime a lens is aimed at them. While seducing the camera these children seem to have aged well beyond their years.