Tell, Susan May

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Born in 1943. Based in New York City. Her photography mentors included André Kertész, Garry Winogrand, Roy DeCarava and Helen Gee.

Tell’s photography has been featured in exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and New Orleans.


Susan May Tell was awarded First Place in “Photowork ’09” by Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009).

In 2009 she received awards from Lucie International Photography, Prix de la Photographie and London Creative.

Tell’s Catalog of Works was acquired by Columbia University’s Academic Commons Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (2014).

Selected solo exhibitions

“A Requiem: Tribute to the Spiritual Space at Auschwitz” at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale (2005) and the Griffin Museum of Photography (2009)

“Susan May Tell Photographs” at the University of California, San Francisco (1982)

“Real / Unreal: Urban Landscapes of the 1980’s” at the Avenue B Gallery (1985).

Selected group exhibitions

“André Kertész & Theodore Fried” at Madelyn Jordon Gallery (2013)

“Art Cart: Cherishing the Legacy” at New York University Kimmel Galleries (2013)

“Portraits”, Center for Fine Art Photography (2011)

New Directions/Art ’10, Barrett Art Center, (2010)

“Photography Invitational” at the Monmouth Museum (2008).

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