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2019 Woodstock Center for Photography Artist-in-Residence

2018 Peter S. Reed Foundation Award

2018 American Photography 34

2018 Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

2017 Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

2016 Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

2015 Critical Mass Top 50

2015 American Photography 31

2014 American Photography 30

2013 Nominee Prix Pictet

2012 Forward Thinking Museum, New York, NY

2011 Honorable Mention, Center Project Competition, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Honorable Mention, Project Competition, Center, Santa Fe,NM

2010 Photo District News Annual

2010 American Photography 26

2009 Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

2009 Finalist, GrandPrize, Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland

2008 American Photography 24

2008 Critical Mass Top 50, Portland, OR

2005 White House News Photographers' Association Project Grant

2004 Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, The Palm Beach Post

1998 Nominee, Pulitzer Prize,  The New York Times


Southbound: capturing the complexities of the US southern states - in pictures," The Guardian, January 3, 2019

"Dissecting Identities with Photographer Susana Raab," Photo Chronicles

Martinez, Freddy, "Using Photography to Enter YourPast." Photo Whoa Blog.

McKenna,William, “The Photographer that Photographs Your Loves and Fears”, BBC News,February 6, 2015

Jenkins, Mark, "In the Galleries," TheWashington Post, November 14, 2014

Jacobson, Louis, "Photographic Dispatches fromBolivia to Anacostia at Carroll Square Gallery" The Washington City Paper,Oct. 15, 2014

Phil Hutinet, East City Art, "The Invisible Wall Opens Window into Life East of the River."

BBC Interview on Cotidiano US
LATINO/USCotidiano: An exhibition of Photographers of Latino Descent, Huffington Post

New Works # 14 by Andy Adams, Nueva Luz, 2011

Shumaker, Mary Louise.“Photographer’s Varied ShowCaptures Moments of Truth Across America,” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,August 2, 2009

Beem, Edgar Allen,“Personal Work: Junk Food Nation,” Photo District News, March, 2009

Estrin, James, “Showcase: More than a Slice,” The NewYork Times Lens Blog, July 15, 2009


Halsey Institute for Art, Charleston, SC

Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Fotoweek, DC

American University Museum at the Katzen, Washington, DC

SALT Institute, Portland, Maine

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

EN FOCO, The Bronx, NY

Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Maryland Institute and College of Art, Baltimore, MD

American Society of Picture Professionals, Washington, DC

The Society for Photographic Education National Conference,Dallas, TX

A Photo A Day Conference, St. Petersburg, FL

NOVA Community College Documentary Photography Lecture Series,Woodbridge, VA

Corcoran College of Art, Washington, DC

White House News Photographers Association, Washington, DC

Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Fall Convention,University of PA, Philadelphia, PA

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX






New Orleans Photo Alliance


2021 Windgate Museum of Art (opening Fall 2020) Hendrix College, Conway, AR

2021 Southbound: Photographs about the New South, LSU Museum of Art Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

2020 Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

2018 Not an Ostrich and Other Powerful Images from America's Library, Annenberg Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Southbound: Photographs about the New South, Halsey Institute of Art, Charleston, SC. 

2017 Performing the Border, American University Art Museum at the Katzen, WDC

2016 WPOW: 10 Years, National Geographic Museum, WDC

2016 Unbound, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2016 Hickock Cole Art Night, Washington Project for the Arts, DC

2016 East of the River (solo), Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC

2016 The Invisible Wall, The Fence, Boston, MA; Brooklyn,NY; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Albuquerque, NM 

2015 The Invisible Wall (solo), Spagnuolo Gallery, GeorgetownUniversity, Washington, DC 

2015 Select, Washington Project for the Arts, Artisphere,Arlington, VA

2014 Photo/Diary, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington,DC 

2014 LATINO/US Cotidiano, King Juan Carlos I of SpainCenter, NY, NY 

2014 Select 2014, WPA Project for the Arts, Washington,DC 

2014 LATINO/US Cotidiano, Instituto Cervantes, Chicago,IL 

2013 FotoNovela, III Forum on Latin American Photography,Sao Paulo, Brazil 

2013 Selections from Time Machine #2: Spectacle: Consumed,Belfast Photo Festival, BBC Screen 

2013 Cotidiano USA, Embassy of Spain, Washington, DC 

2013 Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists, UMW Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA

2012 Consumed (solo), SALT Gallery, Portland, ME 

2012 Cholita, Kaunas Photofestival, Latvia 

2012 Looking at the Land 21st-Century American Views, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI 

2012 Looking at the Land 21st-Century American Views, FotoDC, Washington, DC 

2012 Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness and EverythingElse, Newspace, Portland, OR 

2012 Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness and EverythingElse, Rayko Photo,San Francisco, CA 

2011 A Sense of Place, Georgia College & StateUniversity, Milledgeville, GA 

2011 Corridor, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC

2011 EnFoco Fellowship Show, Blue Sky Gallery, Brooklyn,NY 

2010 American Vernacular (solo), Irvine Contemporary, Washington,DC 

2010 Etc., Pingyao Photofestival, Pingyao, China

2010 Super-America (solo), Kunstlicht Gallery, Shanghai,China 

2009 Consumed, Shots, Look3 Festival of Photography,Charlottesville, VA 

2002 Eyes of History, Corcoran Museum of Art, WDC


Inedible Truth, Australian Photojournalist

FotoNovela, ITAU Cultural, Brazil

Nueva Luz 2014, En Foco

Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists, Ridderhoff MartinGallery

Cotidiano US, Spanish Cultural Institute/RM Editorial

100 Washington DC Artists, Shiffer Publishing

Corridor, Art Museum of the Americas

Collect.Give.Org Catalog


GUP021, pps.92-103

New Works #14, En Foco

A Better Time, Garda de Cartiere

The Pursuit of Happiness, Noorderlicht Photofestival

Migrations, Michael Weise Productions

Conversations1, Nymphoto Books

Insight, The PhotoMedia Center

A Sense of Place, zine, self-published

Rank Strangers, zine, self-published


Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

MA, School of Visual Communications,

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

BA, English Literature