Susan has experience in editorial,
corporate and public relations photography,
for a wide array of national and international clients.


Finalist 2016
Great Plains Journalism Awards - News Photography - Multiple

Second Place 2016
Oklahoma SPJ - Best Photographic Portfolio

Third Place 2016
Oklahoma SPJ - Story/Photo Essay

First Place 2015
Great Plains Journalism Awards - General News Photo - Single

Finalist 2015
Great Plains Journalism Awards - News Photography - Multiple

First Place 2014
Oklahoma SPJ - Spot News Photo
Great Plains Journalism Awards - Spot News Photo
Clarion Awards - Spot News Photo
New York Press Club Spot News/Newswire - Team Award, AP Staff
APME deadline reporting coverage - Team Award, AP Staff

Second Place 2014
NPPA - Spot News Photo
NPPA - Spot News Photo Story
Oklahoma SPJ - Spot News Photo Story
Oklahoma SPJ - Photo portfolio
National Headliner - Team Award, AP Staff

Third Place 2014
National Headliner - Spot News Photo

Third Place 2013
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar - Spot News Photo

Award of Excellence/Honorable Mention 2013
POYi Natural Disaster
APME - News Photo Single

Associated Press Awards 2013
Beat of the Week #505
News photo of the Month/May 2013

First Place 2012
Oklahoma SPJ Spot News Photo


Staff Photographer/Associated Press
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 2002 - Present

Contract Photographer/Reuters
May1990 - October 2002

Freelance Photographer/Chicago
Various Editorial and Corporate Clients
May1990 - October 2002

*Photographer for news, sports and features,
assignments and enterprise.

*Edit and scan negatives and/or digital files
of self and others.

*Digital transmission of photos.

Freelance Photographer
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 1988 - May 1990
*Clients included the New York Times, Cincinnati Post,
Cincinnati Magazine, The National, Reuters,
and various corporate clients.

Newspictures Bureau Manager
United Press International
Cincinnati, Ohio
May 1987 - November 1988
Columbus, Ohio
November 1979 - May 1987
*Managed a one-person photo bureau for
international wire service.

*Coordinated statewide news and picture coverage of
professional and collegiate sports and tournaments;
spot and general news; basic statehouse coverage
as well as statewide and national campaigns;
entertainment and features.

*Photographer of all of the preceding.

*Planned and organized scheduling logistics.

*Managed and initiated assignments for
free-lance stringer photographers.

*Responsible for all internal communications.

*Administration of daily activities and budgets.


*Political Conventions
*Presidential Campaigns
*Presidential Debates
*Gubernatorial Inaugurations
*Coverage of many major sporting events including:
*Regular season NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA football and basketball
*All Star Games
*College Bowl Games
*Kentucky Derby
*NBA Finals
*NCAA Final Four
*PGA Golf
*Super Bowls
*Stanley Cup Finals
*U.S. Open Golf
*World Series
*World Cup Soccer
*World Championship Figure Skating


Kent State University
*Bachelor of Science - Journalism
*Speciality in Photojournalism
*Cum Laude Graduate