Photographs from an ongoing project entitled "Castro's People"
BIO Susi Eggenberger originally worked as an RN for twenty years before making a career change to her life long passion of documentary photography. She began her professional career by studying at the Maine Photographic Workshops with Stan Grossfeld, Constantine Manos, Peter Turnley and John Goodman. As in her nursing career, her focus in photography is with children and her emphasis is working with non-profit organizations who address children’s issues. She has worked with numerous non-profit organizations including Seeds of Peace, Ronald McDonald House, Map International, and Camp Sunshine. She has won numerous national and international awards for her images. For a year and a half running she has been functioning as a full-time volunteer project manager for a 6 year old Iraqi girl, who she brings to Maine annually, for treatment to wounds she incurred in the war. She recently completed a photo story and multimedia piece on the experience. Her self generated project on a transsexual woman living in Southern Maine was nominated for “Best Documentary Film” in the Maine Short Film Festival and was featured in an exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.