| Fine Art Photographer|
University of Miami
| Within Shadows|
| Gold Medal for Within Shadows at the 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris|
Susan Burnstine (born 1966) is an award-winning American fine art photographer and journalist, originally from Chicago and now based in Los Angeles. She is best known for her dramatic black and white images that illustrate her dreams. She began making photographs as a way of facing and working through nightmares and night terrors that have haunted her since childhood. She is also known for making her own cameras and lenses, initially from ruins of toy camera bodies, and now from found objects and assorted other materials and using them to particular dramatic effects that best represent her vision of her dreams. Burnstine has written for many notable photography publications, including a monthly column for B&W Magazine UK.
Burnstine's first book, Within Shadows, is a collection of 45 images from three distinct series, "On Waking Dreams," "Between" and "Flight." The book, which explores her own intense dreams, won a Gold Medal in the Pro Fine Arts division, and a Bronze Medal overall at the 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris. Within Shadows was also selected as a Best Book of 2011 by PhotoEye Magazine.
"Absence of Being", Burnstine's latest work, began after the death of her father, when her nightmares, which had been the impetus for Within Shadows returned. The work is shot from a different, higher perspective than her earlier work, reflecting the vision of her father, looking down upon her, but retains her signature dark and dramatic, blurred effects.
Susan Burnstine Wikipedia