“That’s one of the things … that was one of her… gifts. She was really… she made just amazing portraits of … everybody—of everybody that she encountered.” -John Running
Sue Bennett developed an unparalleled portrait style often playing off negative space, texture, and direct eye contact. There is a profound association between subject and photographer revealing Bennett’s gift of connection and reciprocity. Bennett sought to photograph humanity and the human condition no matter the social circumstance. Often described as extremely generous, Bennett’s portraiture reflects the same kind of photographic kindness in an effort to strengthen the voices of her subjects and their life situations.