Susan S. Barmon grew up in New York and has been telling stories through photographic portraiture most of her adult life.

Ms. Barmon was educated at Syracuse University School of Art and The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Ga., where she studied photojournalism with Dennis Carlyle Darling. Her career has encompassed retail and editorial art direction and location photography. A move to San Francisco presented her with the opportunity to photograph “The Littlest Cowboys” Jr. Rodeo portrait series, and begin “The Millennium” series. Both have been shown nationwide, and won several major awards. She began her “Drive By Shooting” series in 2006. It is being shown and is ongoing.  

In 2005 Ms. Barmon entered the digital world with her botanical scans featured on this site. The images have been shown extensively, are licensed and published, and in private collections as limited editions.




2005-Present: Botanical Scans, Showing, publishing and licensing the botanical images, showing, publishing  The Littlest Cowboys Portrait series, The Millennium and Drive by Shooting series.

1991-1992: Photographic Art Director for Upton's Department stores, Atlanta, Ga. Responsible for producing 14-28 page weekly supplement for Sunday newspapers, including translating layouts, coordinating with buyers and photo studio on a weekly basis

1982-1990: Freelance location photographer, graphic design. Client list included Atlanta Magazine, Southern Homes magazine, Center for Puppetry Arts, Condo magazine, Bank South, Piedmont Hospital, Coca Cola.

1981-1982: Editorial Art Director and Photographer for Brown's Guide To Georgia Magazine. Responsibilities included photographing, layout and design for 144 page monthly publication.

1979-1981: Freelance graphic artist, location photography. Client list included Macy's and Rich's department stores, Piedmont Hospital, Bank South, Coca Cola, and local design studios.

1974-1978: Art Director for Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, Miami, Fla. Responsibilities included designing and producing all the bilingual educational materials for the three tribal schools, art needs for the tribe, and keeping a photographic record of tribe and their activities.


2015: The Exposure Award. “The Black and White Collection” book. “The Horton Brothers” from The Littlest Cowboys Portrait series selection of  151 images juried from over 1200 submissions.

2010: CSA JOURNAL 48, The Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Cover art and in depth article about Susan Barmon Botanicals.

2009: Selected botanical cover art for Salem Or. Yellow Pages.

2008: Flower Magazine feature article about Susan Barmon Botanicals.

2008: Shepherd Spinal Center Gallery, Atlanta, Ga. "White Roses and Salvia” permanent art collection at Center

1995: Merit Award, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, Ca. Selected from The Littlest Cowboys Portrait series.

1994: California Discovery Gold Award for Photography, Art in California Magazine; “The Littlest Cowboys” series

1979: Time Magazine "Power of Print" contest.  Winning photograph from The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians. 


2007-2008: "Fabulous Flora" Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Ga:

1998: "Time Flies While You're Having Fun."  Salon Finn Barra, Atlanta, Ga. Recent work.

1997: "The Littlest Cowboys", Barnes and Noble, Atlanta, Ga.                       

1995: "The Littlest Cowboys", Barnes and Noble, San Francisco, CA.


2009: "Reflections, Women, Politics and Religion", Winston Salem, NC. Selection from “Drive By Shooting” series

2008: "On The Edge", Atlanta Photography Group. Juried by Alan Avery, of Alan Avery Gallery, Atlanta, Ga. Selection from “Drive By Shooting” series.

2007: Botanicals at The Jennifer Hunt gallery, Birmingham, Al.

2006: "In Your Dreams", Atlanta Photography juried by Benjamin Krause, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Ga. Selection from “Drive By Shooting” series

2006: Julian Cox, High Museum, juried for Women In Focus anniversary show. Botanical selection

2006:"Ga. To Tbilisi, Ga., Composition Gallery, Atlanta, Ga. Selection from “The Littlest Cowboys” series

2006: Atlanta Photography Group  "Hot", juried by Laurie Kratchovil of Rolling Stone Magazine. Selection from “Drive By Shooting” series

2005: Mason Murer Gallery, "Women in Focus Show" juried by Lucinda Bunnen. Botanical selection

2003: Jane Jackson juried APG Show "Only in 2003". “The Littlest Cowboys” selection

2000: Jane Jackson juried APG Show "Only in 2000"  “The Littlest Cowboys” selection

1995: "Impressions of the American West" Juried by Art Rogers, Julia James. Winner of Merit Award from Artisans Gallery. Selection from “The Littlest Cowboys” Portrait series.

1995: Duane Michaels juried show "Worth a Thousand Words" Seattle, WA. Selection from “Millennium” series

1994: Society for Contemporary Photography, juried by Marianne Fulton, Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Selection from “The Littlest Cowboys” series

1994: The Griffith Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. “The Littlest Cowboys” Portrait series. 


1963-1967: Syracuse University School of Art. Majored in Advertising Design

1979-1981: The Portfolio Center, Atlanta, Ga. Studied Photojournalism with Dennis Carlyle Darling










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