Susannah Ray photographs at the intersection of city and water, capturing how New Yorkers' lives are shaped by the waters that ring the city. Amidst the challenges of access, infrastructure, history, and climate change, citizens find their own spaces for escape, leisure, and transcendence. She is interested in sharing what is possible, the unexpectedly beautiful, and the resilience of both people and place.
Susannah Ray has had solo exhibitions at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Benrubi Gallery, Fordham University, and Governor's Island. Her photographs have been published as the monographs New York Waterways and Right Coast and have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The British Journal of Photography.
She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BA from Princeton University.
portrait: Beth Perkins