Lida Suchy is photographer who chronicles communities through portraiture. She is a first generation American born into a refugee family from Eastern Europe. Suchy often draws on this background as inspiration for her work. She received her B.A from SUNY Albany and her M.F.A from the Yale School of Art. For this work she was awarded a 2010 Light Work Grant in Photography; a NYSCA Individual Artist’s Grant (2008); and a CEC ArtsLink Grant (1996).
Suchy has exhibited in galleries and museums in the USA and Europe including The Photographer’s Gallery, London; Grauwert Gallery, Hamburg, Germany; The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; and SF MoMA. Her work was published in LIFE Magazine, National Geographic, and GEO and can be found in pubic collections including George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Brooklyn Museum; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; and SF MoMA.
She lives and works in Syracuse, NY.