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Artist. Advocate.


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Artist. Advocate.


 

SUPPORTING THE ARTS

susan.S.sawyers is an interdisciplinary artist and strategist based in New York City. She uses her extensive experience in the arts and media to advocate for more creativity in education, business, and everyday life. 

 

The #LetterProject


 

 

The #LetterProject


 

 

Susan’s interactive Work explores multi-generational tensions when it comes to doing what is expected and what is desired.

An excerpt from the project:

A letter from 1957 — handwritten by a 22-year-old woman to her unborn daughter — reveals a secret. In loopy handwriting, the writer describes her hopes and dreams striated by cultural norms and society’s tensions. “I wonder, and will do so when you are my age and when your daughter is my age – I’ll wonder ‘what if…'”  That woman was my mother.
 

Fast forward to my own 22-year-old daughter, for whom career and life experience take priority over marriage. We empathize with the generations who came before BOTH of us. To my daughter when she wonders  is a story of five generations of women, parent-child communications and what it is to be female in an analogue turned digital world.

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A Diversified past


A Diversified past


Susan’s multimedia work and passion for education come from a varied career in the arts and philanthropy.

Journalist

A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Susan’s reporting has appeared in  The New York Times, USA Today, The Huffington Post.

Producer

Susan has held producer/director roles at LA’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Christie’s, and “Bloomberg EDU.”

Photographer

Susan is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s New Media Narratives program. Keep up with her photography on Instagram.

Coach

Susan mentors students in photography and writing. She sits on the Grants Advisory Committee for the New York Women’s Foundation and has been a coach for Do Something and The Future Project.