Susan Mikula is an American photographer and artist. She was born on 7 March, 1958, in New Jersey, USA. She is the partner of talented Rachel Maddow who is also an television personality, political analyst and author. Her first novel named, "Photographs" was published in the year 2008.
She has received critical acclaim in a number of exhibitions across the United States. Her works has been included in collections of landscape photography. Her work has also been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Miami.
Date of birth
7 March, 1958
New Jersey, USA
Family and Early life:
Mikula and her family moved to a small town in New Hampshire. With each passing year, she became more talented and inventive. She grew up in the city's metropolitan and industrialized areas. She has a sister in Boston who also works as a testament to the photographer's talent and dedication.
She taught herself photography at a very young age and was mentored for a period of time to learn the ropes. She graduated from Hampshire college, in Amherst, Massachusetts, US.
Mikula spent most of her life working as an accountant, though her artwork was displayed in group shows. Her first solo exhibition was in the year 1998. She has been on several art juries.
In 2007, she started photographing and developed her own style using polaroid cameras and quick pictures. She prefers to photograph in natural lights, avoids cropping and other picture enhancement technique.
Furthermore, She believes that the printing, placement and mounting of her image are as important as her photographs themselves. She used nine-foot panels of industrial mesh as the printing medium for her polaroid in her 2006 project name, "9 Portraits". The panels were hung from the ceiling of the Northampton Fairgrounds 4-H Exhibition Hall.
American Breakbulk #13 and #21, American Device #49, and American vale #17 are collections of her work that make up the extended series American Bond, which focuses on abandoned industrial site all around the world.
Moreover, her most recent series u. X, is a candid and mournful ode of past and all of its secrets, inspired by cave paintings in France and the little plastic dolls she and her sister used to play when they were kids.
The net worth of photographer Susan Mikula is around $5 million. She makes her earnings through her successful career as a photographer and artist. She is also a writer and has published several books.
Currently, Susan Mikula is in a relationship with Rachel Maddow who is a TV personality, political analyst, and author. The lovebirds met in the year 1999.
The two women have done a lot to dispel the myth that lesbians can't be in a relationship. The couple lives together in a pre-Civil War farmhouse in the Berkshires and a West Village apartment in New York City.