Award winning photographer Suzie Richburg Smith’s love for photography began in college with a borrowed camera. After getting her M.A. in communications she went into public relations with Gadsden State College where she took hundreds of photos as part of her job. When she became the Director of Public Relations for A.E.A., her camera traveled with her around the state as she covered statewide meetings, the Alabama Legislature, and teacher activities. She wrote for AEA’s publication, The Alabama School Journal, winning awards for photography and writing. Retirement has given Suzie the time to devote herself to photography, which continues to win awards, and Zentangle, which she teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University Montgomery. In her recent photography she focuses on nature, water and the neglected details that many people miss. Join us September 7 to welcome Suzie Richburg Smith to Pilgrim Gallery.