Susannah Ray

The intersection of city and water is at the heart of Susannah Ray’s photography and extends her early interest in landscape photography, which she uses as a form of visual geography, rendering the complex interrelationships of place, people, history, and ideology. During her June residency in the Project Space, Susannah Ray showed large scale photographs from her series “Down For the Day,” a long-term look at urban beach use in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Her previous project, “A Further Shore,” was exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2017-2018 and was published in 2017 by Hoxton Mini Press, East London, UK as New York Waterways. Susannah Ray has also had solo exhibitions at Bonni Benrubi Gallery and Albright College and been in numerous group exhibitions, notably at The Museum of the City of New York and The Queens Museum. Her photographs have been widely featured and reviewed in publications including: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The British Journal of Photography, The Surfer’s Journal, The Independent UK, and The Wall Street Journal