Susan Patrice is a documentary photographer, educator, and community arts organizer whose work is nourished and inspired by rural life and the rich culture of Southern Appalachia. 

Her photography, which focuses primarily on the southern landscape and its people, features intimate images that touch deeply into the questions of place and gender. Her current work, facilitated through the construction of hand built cameras that capture expansive, round, images on film, explores the nature of visual perception and its impact on our feelings of alienation and belonging.

She lives in Marshall, NC where she is the director of Makers Circle, a residency, retreat and workshop center for photographers, activists, and makers.