Susan Wood Richardson is an internationally published photographer and journalist. The winner of many Art Director and Clio awards, her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, Susan’s editorial and advertising work could be seen on a weekly basis in magazines such as Vogue, Look, Life, People and New York Magazine. Susan was a regular contributor to Look Magazine, most notably for a cover story on John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Susan also worked for 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and United Artists and was the stills photographer on the set of Easy Rider.
Mademoiselle named Susan as one of their 10 Women Of The Year in 1961. Susan was also a founding member of the Women’s Forum. Some of those she has photographed and interviewed are Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, John Wayne, Marcello Mastroianni, Anthony Quinn, Monica Vitti, Joseph Heller, Betty Friedan, Norman Mailer and John Updike.
Susan has appeared on many TV and radio programmes including Today, Dick Cavett, To Tell the Truth, Good Morning America, Barry Farber and Medical Matters. Her investigative reportage on medical malfeasance titled “Dr. Feelgood”, appeared as a cover article in New York Magazine. Susan is co-author of “Hampton Style” published by Little Brown (1992), which was a Literary Guild selection. For that project, she took over 250 original photographs of houses, gardens and art studios on the East End of Long Island. This edition sold out, but single books can be found on the internet.
Susan’s work is represented in the Library of Congress and by Getty Images.
A product of the New York City public school system (High School of Music and Art), she went on to receive her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and graduate work at Yale University School of Art and Architecture. For 20 years she served on the Board of Directors of Blueberry Treatment Centers – a school, camp and residence for emotionally disturbed children.
Susan presently resides primarily in Amagansett and has additional residencies in New York City and Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork.