"The picture is the language of all nationalities and all ages." - Lewis Hine
Sue Rissberger is a fine art and documentary photographer. She was born in South Korea and raised in upstate NY. Having studied psychology and sociology at SUNY Binghamton, the representation of people, culture, and their landscapes are natural subjects in her work. Her collective experiences in philanthropy and teaching abroad have compelled her to use photography as a means to explore the lives of others and learn about cultures across changing spaces. Before finding a home in NYC, she traveled to 18 countries in search of it. Her images are created with the purpose to raise questions and challenge how we understand and identify with home, identity, and socially-constructed ideologies.
She has collaborated with nonprofits in NYC and Guatemala. Her work has been selected for group exhibitions with VERGE Art Fair, General Architecture Collaborative, Bushwick Open Studies, and Curate NYC. She has appeared in Time Out New York and enRoute Magazine.
When she is not behind the camera, Rissberger teaches at a public high school in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn, NY.