Photo of Suzanne Opton

Suzanne Opton

New York, NY, United States

Suzanne Opton is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her soldier portraits, icons of the aftermath of the current wars, have been presented as billboards in eight American cities, and have sparked a passionate debate about issues of art and soldiering. The conversation continues on the blog at Suzanne is a self-taught photographer who studied philosophy. Her work lives on the edge between documentary and conceptual. She often asks a simple performance from her subjects as a means of shedding new light on their circumstances. Suzanne photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Library of Congress, Nelson Atkins Museum, Musee de l'Eysee, Lausanne, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Portland Art Museum among others. Suzanne has received grants from the NEA, NYFA, and Vermont Council on the Arts. She teaches at the International Center of Photography.

Suzanne's ArtPrize Entries

These are Suzanne's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.