Saturday, April 10, 2010

Suzanne Bird

Throughout the year, I'll be posting about all the artists and photographers who have contributed to the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. I'd like to kick this off by featuring photographer Suzanne Bird.Suzanne Bird

Sue is one of the founders of Paws For Charity, and throughout the years has generously contributed her photography and designing skills to our various projects. When I was the owner of a dog biscuit company, I sold a product called "Crunch for a Cure", with all proceeds donated to breast cancer charity. Sue photographed breast cancer survivors, and designed the packaging for these biscuits. Her work is always outstanding, and I have missed collaborating with her since I moved to a different province.
Sue started with a photojournalism diploma from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Throughout a short career as a staff photographer for several major dailies, Sue won numerous awards. In 2002, she decided to build her own business revolving around capturing the bond that exists between people and their pets in an artistic and editorialized way. She currently runs her own Animal Lifestyle Photography company from her country studio in Carp, Ontario. She has worked for clients across Canada and US and is regulary featured in Dogs in Canada, including the cover photo for their 2010 annual issue.
Sue contributed two feature pages of breast cancer survivors (page 3 and page 40). Her submission to our book, entitled "Katie" (page 16), features a little girl with autism loving her working dog. Her dog has opened up her world.This photo was featured in an article published in the December 2009 issue of Dogs in Canada. You can read about it here on Sue's blog.


Kelly said...

beautiful photo, suzanne! congrats on the newspaper article, too.

Brandon Yanofsky said...

I've heard about this book on various blogs. It is such a great idea.