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: email@example.com.
- Which Lens Is Best for Portraits: A Fast 85mm F/1.4 Prime or a Versatile 70-200mm F/2.8 Zoom? (VIDEO)
- Watch These Massive Siberian Tigers Feast on a Drone After Ripping It out of the Sky (VIDEO)
- Learn How to Win Photo Contests with These Helpful Tips from Successful Shooter Lorenz Holder (VIDEO)
- Nature Photographer Mandy Lea Travels in Style to Capture Gorgeous Images of the Great Outdoors
- Watch This Photoshop Tutorial and Learn How to Give Your Images Vibrant Natural Colors (VIDEO)