Student Union - Susannah Kay
Analy High School
It was a teacher’s initiative that propelled Susannah’s photography. Two years ago, as a sophomore, she took a basic photo course. “My teacher [Sally Briggs] was submitting my work to competitions,” Susannah says. “One day I got a call that I’d won this huge award in a competition I had no idea I was even entered in.”
Now a senior, Susannah is applying to colleges with strong photojournalism courses. She is dedicated to both documentary and wildlife photography, with the former accounting for an ongoing project photographing street people in San Francisco and Berkeley, and the latter a photo safari in Kenya last summer, which resulted in the images you see here.
The safari also resulted in tipping the balance of her interests. “Photographing wildlife was a dream, and the safari made that come true,” she says, “but I realized that photojournalism—photographing people and telling their stories—is what I really want to do.”
If you know a student whose work deserves recognition, contact our editorial department by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 10 Tips to Tell Your Novice Photography Friends on How to Shoot Fireworks
- Grandpa’s Super Rare 1959 Nikon F with Cloth-Type Shutter Curtain for Sale on eBay
- Gearing Up: 10 Essential Photo Products to Bring on Your Next Location Shoot
- Apple May Disable Your iPhone Camera at Concerts and Venues Where Photography Is “Inappropriate”
- Nick Carver Shares His Secrets for Making and Framing Great Fine Art Prints (VIDEO)