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"The camera ist an instrument that teaches people
how to see without a camera."
(Dorothea Lange)

Susanne studied communication design at Munich University of Applied Sciences from 1987 to '91.

For her diploma thesis she wrote and drew a children's book, which became the basis for her work in the following years: She illustrated well over 100 different books for almost all German children's book publishers, which were published worldwide.
At the same time, she studied philosophy and ethnology for a few semesters (which she unfortunately did not attend very often) and gave birth to three wonderful daughters.

In 2004 Susanne switched to photography.

Since then, she has produced many more (photographed) non-fiction books, over 1000 different portraits of well-known and unknown personalities, as well as countless reportages for publishers, agencies and large companies.
Susanne pays particular attention to life, death, birth and old age in all her work.

Since 2014, Susanne has also been working as an illustrator again from time to time, but only for freelance art projects.

Her work and photographs have been shown at over 40 exhibitions worldwide and have received several international awards, including the IAPBP Silver Award, 1st place Monovision Anwards/Portrait, Best of 100 Monochrome Awards, DA Finalist.

Susanne likes the music of Max Richter, the way Friedrich Gulda strikes the keys and the voices of Siri Gjære, Otto Sander and David Bowie.
She admires the architecture of Francis Kéré, the paintings of Sebastiao Salgado, the texts of Jean Liedloff, the language of Hermann Hesse and the glass works of Bongchull Shin.

She loves (still does) watching her daughters sleep and cutting her husband's hair.

Süddeutsche Zeitung, culture section:"Susanne Krauss manages in a very short time to build trust and make a portrait not only a reflection of the person, but an intimate moment with the camera. How does she manage that? Perhaps because Krauss treats all "objects" with the same unbiased respect - famous musicians as well as the "bad boys" from the Hamburg neighborhood."

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