Jan 28, 2020
Susan Patrice is the Principal Consultant of Makers Circle, an organization that sparks change through the creative process. As a documentary photographer, arts educator, and community facilitator, Susan has been using her talents to transform people and communities over the last 12 years. Susan has supported communities worldwide to address problems such as gender equality and racial equity through photography-centered, arts-inspired programs. At the heart of Susan’s work is the desire to help people around the world tell their stories to touch lives and inspire action.
In today’s episode, Susan and I reflect on our relationship with our creative practices. We discuss why the creative process is a practice that unfolds over time. We illustrate how Susan created a collaborative and intimate relationship with nature and how this impacted her work as a photographer. We reveal the reason Susan started hand-building cameras and what inspired her to pursue photography. We also explain how one’s creative process affects their relationship with others as well as highlight the power of photography to engage us with the world.
“Photography requires us to engage with the world. It allows us to be in this middle place between self and other, or spirit and matter. It’s a magical medium.” - Susan Patrice
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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk