Susan Q Byrd
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE published and award-winning fine art photographer SUSAN QUIN BYRD travels the US and world to make dramatic images of interesting people, places, nature, and wildlife. Images that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the American West and horses in action are just one of Susan’s specialties. In addition to making natural photographs, she also creates contemporary one-of-a-kind artistic works of photographic fine art. Using innovative digital techniques, Susan creates drama and artistic background effects in many of her amazing images or enhances the light to bring the viewers eye to the subject. With limited editions of ten, most images are printed on either archival canvas as gallery wraps or on metallic photo paper which is then adhered to black sintra board or ¼” copper or silver dibond forming a 3” salon mount.
Her photographic skills were developed in-part from training by master photographers from National Geographic Magazine and the prestigious Santa Fe Photographic Workshops among others.
PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS, HONORS, JURIED EXHIBITIONS & SALES
I am one of 9 women Western photographers chosen to participate in the ‘Cowgirls With A Camera’ Exhibition and Sale at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ.
COWBOYS & INDIANS MAGAZINE: Portrait winner in the 2011 ‘Photographing The West’. Published in the March 2012 issue.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE: China image chosen as one of top 24 photos of 2009 and published in the July issue.
PHOTO SOCIETY of AMERICA: 2010 Directors Choice best photoplus on HM in International Competition; various Sweepstakes & First Awards over the years.
ARIZONA FINE ARTS EXPO: 10 week juried annual Spring art show, N Scottsdale Rd.
Phippen Western Art Museum:Prescott, AZ: ‘Fresh Eyes’ Western Photo Exhibit’
Scottsdale Health Hospital at Grayhawk: 4 images in permanent art collection.
Peak at the Peak Magazine: Cover Image, 2003.
Phoenix Camera Club: Many First & Second Place images of the year.
Colorado Mountain Living Magazine: 2003 Grand Prize Image.
Born in Spokane, Washington, Susan holds a University of Idaho BS Cum Laude Degree in Education and Home Economics. She resides in Arizona USA.
MEMBERSHIPS: National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Photographic Society of America, Sonoran Arts League (juried member), Scottsdale Artist League, North American Nature Photography Assn, Phoenix Digital Imaging Group, Phoenix Camera Club and AZ Camera Club Council. She was selected as a participant in two exclusive leadership development programs: Phoenix Valley Leadership Class XI and Washington Agriculture/Forestry Leadership Education Foundation Class II.