Previous Exhibitions & Events

Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay Presentation

Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay Presentation

Midwest Photo Exchange, Columbus OH

We are headed to Columbus!!  Thanks to my travel buddy Roberta for thinking of us~

Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay

I have photographed intriguing people and adorable animals in some of the most awe-inspiring locations of the world, but the excitement I feel while shooting characters at comic conventions is in a league all its own. At the conventions, the cosplayers sweep me away into their surreal worlds while I happily hang on for the ride.

During the presentation, I will explain what drew me into this genre of photography and how I decided the scope of this deeply personal project. It is always a fun talking about how the worlds of travel and cosplay photography collided. I will also share some of our favorite gear to use, lighting techniques and unforgettable experiences we have had along the way while photographing the most intriguing people in the world!

 

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New York Winter Con

New York Winter Con

Resorts World Casino New York City, Jamaica NY

We have a last minute convention addition!  We are so excited to be going to NY again, the last con there was amazing we have high hopes for this one! We will be on the convention floor for this one, first time!

Please check out more info here on Winter Con.

Show Hours:

Friday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Saturday: 10:30am – 7:00pm

Sunday: 10:30am – 5:00pm

 

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FotoNostrum Gallery

FotoNostrum Gallery

FotoNotsrum Gallery, Barcelona Spain

I am so excited to be in Barcelona for the Foto Nostrum Gallery Opening. The gallery boasts 10,000 square feet of exhibition space and is the largest photography gallery of Spain. I am thrilled to have some of my cosplay images in the show. Wonder Woman ( IG –nightingale_vixenon Instagram and FBNightingale Vixen Cosplay), Jack Sparrow ( IG –justsomenerd1and FBJust Some Nerd) and Heimdall (IG –_lg_cosplayand FB Michael LeGrand) will be large 40 inch prints in the show. My photos will been display through November 17th at the gallery.

Opening Reception: Oct. 7, 7-9pm

 

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Cosplay 50 Solo Show at Chagrin Arts!

Cosplay 50 Solo Show at Chagrin Arts!

Chagrin Arts, Chagrin Falls OH
WORLD PREMIERE.
Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay Project aims to photograph cosplayers at comic conventions from all fifty states. By the end of 2019 Susan will have finished her 20th state. She rents out a large room, scour the convention floor for exceptional examples of Cosplay, and invites participants via a Golden Ticket in in for a free thirty-minute studio photo shoot, with one fully edited poster-sized image to come via email to them after the convention

This show is the artists first solo exhibition on Cosplay. It represents Cosplayers from thirteen states (and Canada) and fifteen different comic conventions. It is the first of its kind.
Chargin Arts is open 9-4 Monday thru Friday.  Other hours are available by appointment, please contact Susan to set up a time.
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Rose City Comic Con

Rose City Comic Con

OREGON CONVENTION CENTER, Portland OR

Very excited to go back to the Pacific Northwest, so many great cosplayers out there.  We have done Oregon before – Wizard World Portland, but that and Emerald City (Seattle) were so amazing we can’t help ourselves!

Friday, Sept. 13th 1PM-8PM

Saturday, Sept. 14th 10AM-7PM

Sunday, Sept. 15th 10AM-5PM

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Florida Supercon

Florida Supercon

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach Florida

So excited for this one! For more info please check out-
https://www.floridasupercon.com/

Super Con Hours

Thursday: 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

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Motor City Comic Con

Motor City Comic Con

Surburban Collection Showplace, Novi MI

Super excited to photograph here.  They have been the most welcoming convention we have ever been to.  Can’t wait to see who we find there!

More info here –

https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/

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Awesome Con

Awesome Con

WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER, Washington DC

We were thrilled to get into this one as the company also runs Anime NYC which was one of the most well organized events we have been to.

FInd out more information here –

http://awesome-con.com/

 

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Emerald City Comic Con

Emerald City Comic Con

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA

We are so excited to be attending this one!  They host the ECCC Western Championship of Cosplay so we know we will find some amazing cosplays there. Over 95,000 people attended in 2018.  Did I mention we are excited?  We will be in Room 302 on the Cosplay Floor.

Find our hours and more info here:

https://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/

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Louisville Supercon

Louisville Supercon

Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville KY

State #14!!  We are at Louisville Supercon, located in Room L030!  We will be on the floor looking for amazing cosplays to photograph.

Supercon is located at the Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

Look here for more info – https://louisvillesupercon.com/

Convention Event Hours:
Friday: 12:00pm – 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00am
Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Exhibition Hall Hours:
Friday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:30pm
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Anime NYC

Anime NYC

Javits Center, NY New York

This convention was a last minute addition and we can’t be more excited!  We will be located in the 3D Glass Room.  We will be on the expo floor handing out golden tickets with appt times for those with amazing cosplays.

Hours-

Friday- 10am till 10pm

Saturday- 9:30am till 11pm

Sunday- 9:30am till 8pm

http://animenyc.com/

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Invitational Photography Exhibition at Group 10 A Fine Arts Gallery

Invitational Photography Exhibition at Group 10 A Fine Arts Gallery

I was thrilled to be invited to take part in this exhibition!

Group 10 A Fine Arts Gallery
201 East Erie Street, Kent, Ohio
330.678.7890
Please check out their website at –
https://www.grouptengallery.com/
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Akron Camera Club Presentation - Come and Cosplay

Akron Camera Club Presentation - Come and Cosplay

Quirk Cultural Center, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

I can’t wait to talk about my newest photography passion: Cosplay Photography. I have photographed intriguing people and adorable animals in some of the most awe-inspiring locations of the world, but the excitement I feel while shooting characters at comic conventions is in a league all its own. At the conventions, the cosplayers sweep me away into their surreal worlds while I just happily hang on for the ride. During the presentation, I will explain what drew me into this genre of photography, some of the lighting techniques that I use, and my eventual goals with this amazingly fun project.

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Laos

Laos

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Akron Camera Club

Akron Camera Club

Quirk Cultural Center, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

I will be judging at Akron Camera Club’s monthly competition on Wednesday. Akron Camera Club was the first camera club that I joined when I first started my career in photography. I am looking forward to seeing all of the photos as well finding out what everyone is up to!

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10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award International Photography Exhibit

10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award International Photography Exhibit

Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona Spain

I am so honored to have a series of cosplay images on display in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award International Photography Exhibit.  The Beauty of Cosplay series was chosen as a finalist in the Portrait series category in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award.  Please check the many amazing images  here.

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NE Ohio Digital Photography Meetup Group - Come and Cosplay

NE Ohio Digital Photography Meetup Group - Come and Cosplay

Jerry and Jill’s Studio – 2nd Floor, Kent OH

I was thrilled to be asked by Jerry Jividen of The NE Ohio Digital Photography meet up group to talk about my newest photography passion: Cosplay Photography. I have photographed intriguing people and adorable animals in some of the most awe-inspiring locations of the world, but the excitement I feel while shooting characters at comic conventions is in a league all its own. At the conventions, the cosplayers sweep me away into their surreal worlds while I just happily hang on for the ride. During the presentation, I will explain what drew me into this genre of photography, some of the lighting techniques that I use, and my eventual goals with this amazingly fun project.

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WRLC Reception with the Artist

WRLC Reception with the Artist

Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Moreland Hills Ohio

The Western Reserve Land Conservancy will be hosting a reception for me in honor of my current exhibition there on Thursday May 25th from 5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Feel free to stop by!

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Akron Camera Club

Akron Camera Club

Akron Camera Club, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

So excited to be judging their Year- End Competition!

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Erie Shores Photography Club

Erie Shores Photography Club

Avon Lake Public Library, Avon Lake OH

I am thrilled to be asked by Erie Shores Photography Club to talk about my newest photography passion: Cosplay Photography. I have photographed intriguing people and adorable animals in some of the most awe-inspiring locations of the world, but the excitement I feel while shooting characters at comic conventions is in a league all its own. At the conventions, the cosplayers sweep me away into their surreal worlds while I just happily hang on for the ride.

During the presentation, I will explain what drew me into this genre of photography, some of the lighting techniques that I use, and my eventual goals with this amazingly fun project.

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Erie Shores Photography Club

Erie Shores Photography Club

Avon Lake Public Library, Avon Lake OH

I will be judging at Erie Shores Photography Club on April 19th. The competition will feature Abstract Architecture, Leading Lines and Macro images.

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Wizard World: Cleveland

Wizard World: Cleveland

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland (Cleveland Convention Center), Cleveland OH

I will be open an hour before the show opens and close an hour after closing. I will be walking the show floor to set up 30 min appointment times with cosplayers. This is the one year anniversary of photographing cosplayers. I started at this one last year. I can’t wait to see some familiar and somewhat familiar faces!

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
(Cleveland Convention Center)
300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Friday, March 17, 2017 – 5pm – 11pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 10am – 4pm

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Western Reserve Land Conservancy Show

Western Reserve Land Conservancy Show

Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Moreland Hills Ohio

I am thrilled to be having a solo show of my Wildlife and Nature Images at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy in Moreland Hills, Ohio. The show will be open from March 1 – June 23, 2017.

This show has been extended until July 10, 2017.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy
3850 Chagrin River Road
Moreland Hills, OH 44022

More info to come at a later date. Please check website below for hours.

Please check them out at here.

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Wizard World: New Orleans

Wizard World: New Orleans

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA

I will be open an hour before the show opens and close an hour after closing. I will be walking the show floor to set up 30 min appointment times with cosplayers. I can’t wait to see who I find at this one!

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

SHOW HOURS
Friday, January 6, 2017 – 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017 – 10am – 4pm

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Cuba

Cuba

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Erie Shores Photography Club

Erie Shores Photography Club

Avon Lake Public Library, Avon Lake OH

I will be judging at Erie Shores Photography Club on November 16th. The competition will feature Head & Bust, Close to Home, Long Exposure images.

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Palazzo Italia, Berlin

Exhibition: 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography

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Akron Camera Club

Akron Camera Club

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Cuyahoga Falls OH

I will be judging at Akron Camera Club’s monthly competition on Wednesday.  Akron Camera Club was the first camera club that I joined when I first started my career in photography.  I am looking forward to seeing all of the photos as well finding out what everyone is up to!

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Wizard World, Columbus

Wizard World, Columbus

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus OH

Friday, July 29, 2016 – 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, July 30, 2016 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 10am – 4pm

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Colossalcon

Colossalcon

Kalahari Resort, Sandusky OH

I will have a room to take photos of cosplayers at Colossalcon 2016 June 2nd-5th at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. For more information check out there website at http://colossalcon.com/.

I had a great turnout at Wizard World Cleveland and am just finishing up images from that event. Hope to see some of you there.

Location: Banyan Room (next to Con Ops)

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Geneva Camera Club

Geneva Camera Club, United Church, Geneva OH

Presentation: Travel Photography A-Z

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Akron Camera Club

Akron Camera Club

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Cuyahoga Falls OH

Presentation: Since We Last Met

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Chagrin Valley Camera Club Presentation: "Travel Photography A to Z"

Chagrin Valley Camera Club Presentation: "Travel Photography A to Z"

Beachwood Library, Cleveland OH

Susan will do a presentation on travel photography. During her presentation, she aims to share some tips and tricks for framing, capturing, and processing travel photos.  At times, she will relay some embarrassing and funny stories behind her examples.

While Susan loves to focus on people, she realizes that in order to truly capture the essence of a location she much also capture the locale in general: the nature; the landscape; the wildlife, and even the food.  Additional insight will be provided about how natural light and/or flash influence all of the above.

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