Convening the Curious

Susan Alta Martin

Susan Alta Martin is a mom, a photo-based artist, and a teacher. She has a degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona and worked as an archaeologist and scientific illustrator/photographer in the desert southwest before moving to North Carolina. After the birth of her son she went back to school for an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her background in archaeology and anthropology inform much of her art. Working in both 2 and 3 dimensions, she is interested in how ideas about the relationship between local and global economies become manifest in the landscape. Susan has shown regionally, nationally, and internationally. She currently teaches photography and history of photography at Western Carolina University.