Susan Bryant received her BA in painting from Indiana University and her MFA in photography from Indiana State University. She is a Professor Emerita of Art at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where she taught photography for 37 years. Her personal work includes gelatin silver prints, hand-colored silver prints, digital photographs, and the 19th century wet plate collodion process, creating glass negatives and tintypes. Her work has been widely exhibited across the United States in solo and juried exhibitions. Her work is included in numerous public and corporate collections. She is the recipient of a Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship in photography and the Ovation Award for Individual Artist from the Center for Excellence in Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University. She was represented by The Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, for 30 years until its closing in 2020.

Since retiring from full time teaching, Susan now teaches E-classes and in person photography workshops. The E-classes are Light Catchers I, II and III. The in-person workshops are Cyanotypes (a 19th century process) on paper and silk scarves and Hand-coloring Black & White Photographs (on both digital and gelatin silver papers). She led a 2-week Hand-coloring workshop at Penland School of Craft in NC in the summer of 2022 and hopes to be offering more in-person workshops in the future. To receive information about upcoming E-classes and workshops send an email to

“McCrary Rd. #2” was shot right in front of the South x Southeast photogallery, with an iPhone 13, printed on Epson Hot Press, acid-free, 100% cotton rag inkjet paper and hand-colored with Pan Pastels and Prisma colored pencils. This is the first of a limited edition of 5. Although each of the hand-colored prints use the same palette of colors, each is a 1-of-a-kind image, with slight variations in the color application.