Susana Raab | American Vernacular
Exhibiting March 27 through April 24, 2010
1412 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20005
Irvine Contemporary brings us Susana Raab‘s first solo exhibition in Washington, DC, American Vernacular.
The exhibition features a selection of the artist’s photographs that represent her distinctive approach to capturing the often overlooked places, people, and events in daily American life. Opening reception and talk by the artist, Susana Raab: Saturday, March 27, 6:00.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Susana Raab is a documentary and fine art photographer based in Washington, DC. She began her career as a photojournalist in Washington, DC, and worked for the New York Times Washington bureau for four years, where she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of a shooting on Capitol Hill. She then continued her graduate studies and received her MA from the Ohio University School of Visual Communications. In Ohio, she began two long-term projects: “Consumed: Fast Food in the US,” and “Off-Season: America at Leisure.” Her photographs have received national recognition, including awards from the White House News Photographers Association, The Ernst Haas/Golden Light Awards, the Lucie Awards, and the Center (formerly Santa Fe Center for Photography). Her work has been published in American Photo, Photo District News, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, and Photo Espana. Her work has been widely exhibited, both nationally and internationally, including the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid, and the Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands. In 2009 she exhibited her work with a workshop in Shanghai, China (view site), and received an Artist Fellowship from the Washington, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.