Susan Kandel is an American artist
Episode 185: Susan Kandel is an American artist.
Susan’s new book At Home has been published by Stanley/Barker and is a beautiful investigation of several families in their domestic environment. Her initial interest in photographing families at home came from an experience photographing families in Everett, Massachusetts. The images show daily life in all of its mess and glory.
Throughout the episode, Susan and I speak about the making of the work and what it is like to get access to other people’s interior lives. We spoke about her background and how she got invested in the medium and how she decided to pursue it. We spoke a little bit about her influences including her instructors-Tod Papageorge being a fixed element in her coming up in photography.
Throughout the episode, Susan’s dedication to making work over years struck me as pertinent. Though I might not consider it durational, the ability to weave oneself into the lives of others to make work over a span of time fascinates me. Please tune in and pick up Susan’s book with Stanley/Barker.