SUSANNAH HAYS, Mirror Landscape 9, Equipose Series, 2013, Light-Jet printed on Fujiflex, 13 x 12.5 inches. Edition of 10.
Susannah Hays’ photographs reveal the essential interconnectedness of all systems in our universe—from the smallest leaf to the cosmos itself. She steps quietly in the footsteps of Henry Fox Talbot and other early pioneers of photographic image-making, looking for clues that connect a photographer with the essence of the medium and the motivation that lies deep within the impulse to photograph.
Her Interdisciplinary PhD dissertation, “Nature’s Discourse,” inquires into the relationship between artists and systems theorists. Hays’ work has been exhibited and collected in numerous public and private Institutions, including Stanford University who acquired her archive in 2010. Visiting Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2002–2012, she is presently Contributing Faculty of Santa Fe University of Art and Design.