Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Susan Carr

ASMP Philadelphia - Susan Carr, photographer, educator, writer and artist, passed away on September 3, 2012 at age 49. She had fought hard in her battle with cancer and carried on as ASMP’s Education Director until the very end. Susan found great personal fulfillment in the many facets of her work and she touched thousands of lives as she grew professionally and achieved notable success. ASMP has established The Susan Carr Educators Award to be presented in the Spring of 2013 and annually thereafter.

There is almost nothing that ASMP has worked on or accomplished since Susan joined the board in 2001 that did not benefit from her insights, vision, strategic problem solving and innate sense of what’s best for photographers and the Society. A past president of ASMP, Susan has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Among her many ASMP accomplishments, Susan organized and managed the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business conferences, and was editor of the ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, Seventh Edition (2008) and The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography, available September 27, 2012.


Chicago, Sept. 4, 1012 - I've just learned that my friend, Susan Carr, has passed away after battling cancer. Susan was a one-woman tour de force as an educator of, and advocate for, photographers.

I first met Susan when I was elected as a director of the NJ Chapter of ASMP. She was instantly friendly and helpful, especially after my election as NJ Chapter President. When I relocated to Chicago in 2008 she wasted no time in introducing me to a number of people here, helping to make it a seamless transition as I moved across 820 miles of America, and made a great introduction for me to present a seminar at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue. I had arrived, thanks to Susan Carr.

Smart, vibrant, talented and gone too soon. I'm truly at a loss for words.

“To find your calling is a gift. A purpose provides the drive to pursue excellence along with an unwavering belief that your work is of value. When you can take this resolve and turn it into a vocation you achieve a rare and extraordinary feat.”
~ Susan Carr, “The Art and Business of Photography”


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