Soldier - Jefferson, Length of Service - Undisclosed pigment print image 20 x 16
Suzanne Opton, a self taught
photographer, is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship as well
as grants from the NEA, NYFA and the Vermont Council on the Arts. Her
work lives on the edge between documentary and conceptual. The Soldier
Billboard Project presented portraits of American soldiers on
billboards and in subway stations in eight cities in 2008-2010. The
book Soldier / Many Wars is published 2011 by Decode Books.
Opton’s work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum;
Cleveland Museum; Library of Congress; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;
Portland Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum among others. Opton
grew up in Oregon, now lives in New York City and Vermont. She teaches
at the International Center of Photography.