Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Richman now lives in Hastings on Hudson, a suburb of NYC. Her love affair with photography began her freshman year of college when she was forced to pick between art or math as a course elective. To the dismay of her parents who were hoping she would become a lawyer, she majored in Fine Arts with a focus on photography and upon graduation she began a successful career as a commercial photographer in Manhattan.
After years of photographing other people's visions, she has evolved into an artist and educator. Prior to Covid, she was a teacher at The International Center for Photography in NYC and is currently a member of the Upstream Gallery in NY.
Richman’s interests lay in observing what others overlook. Her photographs explore the link between existence, decay and loss, and blur the lines between painting and photography. For the past decade, she has primarily focused on photographing images that explore the damage to our environment by creating images that memorialize the fleeting nature of our world. Through art and teaching her hope is to inspire people to look beneath the surface and to see something not seen before and to inspire change.
Constructed Images, F Stop, A Photography Magazine
February and March Issue Fstopmagazine.com 2021
Jackie Lupo: Uncertainty Inspires New Artistic Direction
The Rivertowns Enterprise, vol. 45 No#27 October 2, 2020
Frozen Moments, Single Shot Show
Manhattan TV, vol Originally aired on No#5 P.M. July 22nd, 2019
Kim Cook: Elements Provide Inspiration at Architectural Digest Show
AP, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox Business News, APNews.com, Foxbusinessnews.com, NWITimes.com, https://www.journalnow.com, March 2019 - Kim Cook March 30, 2019
Art Of Collage
Art Of Collage: Nancy Nikkal, vol 1 No#1 October 2018
The Gallery Scene: Susan Richman
Blogfinger.net, Posted By Paul Goldfinger, October, 2017 On Line
Jackie Lupo: Photographer Captures Grandeur of Derelict Buildings
The Rivertowns Enterprise, vol 40 No#33 November 2015
Hillari Graff: Richman’s Photos Yield “Unnatural Beauty”
The Rivertowns Enterprise, vol 39 No#2 April 2014