Susan Dooley is a photojournalist and documentary photographer with approximately 30 years experience in the field. Graduated with a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Illinois and an MFA in Photography from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus, she has worked as a staff photographer for newspapers and as a freelance photographer.
For the past 25 years, Ms. Dooley has freelanced and taught photography in Arizona, California and New York. She is presently a Full Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Nassau Community College in New York. As an artist, Ms. Dooley’s work has been exhibited widely in galleries, museums, libraries and universities, hospitals and churches in the U.S., Canada, Russia, and Asia. She is a founding member of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, NY. Additionally, she has served in curatorial roles in both China and the U.S.
Her photo essays include “AIDS: The Caregivers,” “Kathy’s Journal: Enduring Breast Cancer,” “For Keeps: Marriage That Lasts a Lifetime,” “On the Cusp: Junior High Dances,” and “Promises Made… Promises Kept… A Celebration of African American Women of Long Island.” Her most recent projects include “Journeys,” “Pingyao: Inside the Wall,” “asia2,” “counterP0INT,” and “still life still.” Her current work parallels her daily life and her travels.
Ms. Dooley lives in Miller Place, NY with her family.