Susan Barmon - Biography

Susan S. Barmon grew up in New York and has been telling stories through photographic portraiture most of her adult life.

She was educated at Syracuse University School of Art and The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where Ms. Barmon studied photojournalism with Dennis C. Darling. Her career has encompassed retail and editorial art direction and location photography. A move to San Francisco presented her with the opportunity to photograph “The Littlest Cowboy's” Jr. Rodeo portrait series and begin “The Millennium” series. Both are ongoing and have been shown nationwide, winning several awards. In 2005, Ms. Barmon entered the digital world with her botanicals. They have been shown extensively and are in private collections.


  • 2007 "Fabulous Flora", Atlanta Botantical Gardens, Solo Exhibition
  • 2007 Shepherd Center Permanent Collection, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2007 Grand Opening Group Exhibition, Jennifer Hunt Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2006 Women in Focus 13th Anniversary Show, juried by Julian Cox, Photography Curator, High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2006 Atlanta Photography Group “Hot” Show, juried by Laurie Kratochvil, former photo editor for Rolling Stone
  • 2006 GA to Tiblisi, GA Show, Women in Focus, Composition Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2006 Southeastern Flower Show, World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, juried show
  • 2005 Women in Focus 12th Anniversary Show, curated by Marscha Cavalier, gallerieMC
  • 2005 Fay Gold Selects at the Atlanta Photography Group
  • 2005 Women in Focus/Sistagraphy Show, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, curated by Mark Karelson
  • 2004 Women in Focus 11th Anniversary Show, Mason Murer, Atlanta, Georgia, curated by Lucinda Bunnen
  • 2004 Women in Focus Group Show, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2004 Group show at Emory Women's Center, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2004 Women in Focus/Sistagraphy Show, “Storm in a Teacup” 6th annual exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2003 Solo exhibition, Atlanta Celebrates Photography at Salon FinnBarra, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2003 “Only in 2003”, Atlanta Photography Group, juried by Jane Jackson, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2000 “Only in 2000”, Atlanta Photography Group, juried by Jane Jackson, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1999 Juror for National PTA Reflections Program, Smoke Rise Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1998 IVAC Members Show, City of Atlanta, City Hall East, juried by Lauri Love, Gwinnett Fine Arts Center
  • 1997 Solo exhibition, Barnes and Noble, Buckhead (Atlanta), Georgia, featured series: “The Littlest Cowboys” and “Life Before the Millennium”
  • 1995 “Impressions of the American West,” Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, California, juried by Art Rogers, Julia James
  • 1995 “Worth a Thousand Words” contest, juried by Duane Michals, Benham Studio Gallery Photographic School, Seattle, Washington
  • 1995 “The Image Makers,” juried by Kate Jordahl, Director of Photocentral
  • 1995 Solo exhibition, Borders Bookstore, Union Square, San Francisco, California, featured series: “The Littlest Cowboys”
  • 1994 “Current Works '94,” The Society of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri, juried by Marianne Fulton, chief curator, G. Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York
  • 1994 Group show, Argenteuil Galleries, Bemus Point, New York, juried by Jeffrey Crist
  • 1994 “Relationships,” Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California, juried by R.M. Schapp, Director, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
  • 1994 21st National Juried Competition, Galveston Art League, Galveston, Texas
  • 1994 Group show, Barlett Fine Arts Gallery, Pleasanton, California
  • 1994 “Out West,” Griffith Gallery, San Francisco, California, exhibition of “The Littlest Cowboy” series.


  • 1995 Merit Award: “The Littlest Cowboys” series, “Impressions of the American West,” Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, California
  • 1994-95 California Discovery Gold Award: “The Horton Brothers” from “The Littlest Cowboys” series. Awarded by “Art in California” magazine for photography, juried by Trudy Wilner Stack, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Center for Creative Photography
  • 1979 First prize: American Indian photograph. “TIME” magazine “Power of Print” contest.