education

May 1984        Master of Fine Arts, Long Island University, C.W. Post, Brookville, NY

May 1965        Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College, New York, NY

administrative & academic positions

2011-present   Professor Emerita, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

2004-2010       Dean, Arts & Humanities, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

2003-2004       Professor, Art Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1997-2003       Associate Professor, Art Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1995-2004       Chairperson, Art Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1992-1997       Assistant Professor, Art Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1990-1995       Coordinator of Photography, Art Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1988-1992       Instructor, Art Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1986-1988       Adjunct Instructor, Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts, Long Island University, C.W. Post Center, Brookville, NY

1986-1988       Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Art and Photography, Queensborough Community College, The City University of New York, Bayside, NY

1985-1988       Adjunct Photo Instructor, Art Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

selected lectures and presentations

2004         Featured lecturer/photographic presentation, Real Women. Women’s Faculty Association, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

2002         Featured lecturer/photographic presentation, Real Women: Challenging the Stereotypes. Here, Now…Justice for All. Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

2001         Featured lecturer/photographic presentation: Susan Kravitz, Professional Women Photographers, New York, NY

2000         Featured photographic presentation: A Lesbian Community in Transition: Photographs of Cherry Grove Women. National Women’s Studies Association Convention, Boston, MA

1999         Panelist/photographic presentation: Real Women. International Women’s Film Festival, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, New York

1998         Panelist/photographic presentation: Breaking the Silence: Learning from Aging Women. SUNY/New Paltz Women’s Studies Conference, New Paltz, New York.

1998         Speaker/photographic presentation: Promises Made…Promises Kept… Women’s Center, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1998         Panelist: Managing as Feminists: How Administrators Build Community. National Women’s Studies Association Convention, Oswego, New York

1997         Panelist: Consciousness Raising and Sexuality in the ’90’s. SUNY/New Paltz Women’s Studies Conference, New Paltz, New York

1997         Panelist/photographic presentation: Un/Masking Women: Dangerous Realities.  National Women’s Studies Association Convention, St. Louis, Missouri

1996         Lecture/photographic presentation:The American Dream: Image and Reality. Nassau Community College 7th Annual Selected Scholars Program, Garden City, NY

1996         Panelist/photographic presentation: Among Women: Artists & Writers Reinterpret Relationships. National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

1994         Lecture/photographic presentation: Susan Kravitz. The Firehouse Art Gallery Featured Artist Series, Garden City, NY

1994         Photographic presentation: Us and Them. NCC Women’s Studies Project, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1991         Lecture/photographic presentation: Paul Strand’s Blind Woman: a radical photographic vision. 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

published photographs

2014                           International New York Times, Paris edition. “A Gay Haven on Fire Island.” Sept. 2

2014                           Newsday, “Remembering the Grove Photo Exhibit.” Aug. 15

2012                           ExploreLI, “’Still Life Still’ at fotofoto.” Aug. 31

2012                           Newsday, “Still Life Still.” Sept. 1

2007                           Center for the Arts, Huntington, LI, September edition.

1996                            Newsday, January 21st

1992-1993                   The Women’s Record, “Shescapes,” monthly column of photographs by Susan Kravitz

1990                            The Newsday Magazine, “Image Page”

1989                            POSITIONEN, VHS Stuttgart, “Dokumentation einer Umfrage unter Fotografinnen und Fotografen”

1989                            The Newsday Magazine, “A Colorful Invasion,” June 25th

1988-1993                  The Women’s Record, cover photographs

selected reviews & articles

Aug 29, 2014                      NY Times Lens blog, “A Gay Haven on Fire Island”

Nov 2003                            The Port Washington Library Guide, “Susan Kravitz Exhibits Photographs”

Fall 2001                            PWP, Barbara Nelson, “Susan Kravitz”

May 19, 2000                      Dan’s Papers, Marion Wolberg Weiss, “Art Commentary”

Sept 21, 1999                     Downtown Express, “Real Women”

July 4, 1999                        The New York Times, Helen Harrison, “Travelers”

Mar 18, 1999                      Long Island Voice, Beth Greenfield, “Just Shoot Me: Susan Kravitz’ depth of field pictures women as they are”

Jun 25, 1998                      New York Beacon, T. Berry, “Black Women Photo Exhibit – A Smashin’ Success”

May 29, 1998                     Newsday, Caryn Eve Murray, “The Faces of Black Women”

Feb 6, 1998                       New Hyde Park Herald Courier & the Illustrated News

Jun 6, 1997                        Oyster Bay Guardian, “Dr. Stella Russell presents Photographer Susan Kravitz”

Feb 14, 1997                     Newsday, Ann Landi, “All Americans: Images by Professional Women Photographers”

July 29, 1994                    The Northport Journal, George Wallace

Aug 9, 1994                      Newsday, Elizabeth Wix, “Photos, Lyrical to Political”

honors & awards

2001                            Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

1996                            State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

board memberships

2003-present               fotofoto gallery, a cooperative photo gallery (founding member) www.fotofotogallery.org

2014-present               Women’s Fund of Long Island (past co-president, 2011-2012)