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-  Susie Post Rust has been working as a freelance photojournalist since 1990. Her passion is documenting people's lives, whether that is the ordinary moments of life near home or the extraordinary moments of foreign cultures. She has had the opportunity to work in more than twenty countries in Africa, Europe, South America, Central America and North America. She loves learning about and documenting other cultures. For almost ten years, she worked primarily for the National Geographic Society, both in the magazine and book divisions. Many of those projects are here on this website. Other editorial clients have included Life Magazine, People Magazine, US News & World Report, and Newsweek. Before going freelance, Susie worked for the Pittsburgh Press and the Morning News Tribune. She also interned with the Sacramento Bee, West Palm Beach Post, Milwaukee Journal, and Charlotte Observer.

-  Susie has also devoted much effort to working for non-profits. Some of these have included World Vision, the NC Food Bank, Food for the Hungry, MissionsUSA, and Compassion International.

-  In 2001 Susie decided to travel less in order to be available for a different kind of project: family. Now

 
 

she and her husband, Adam Rust, have a delightful two-year-old little boy, John, who is ready to explore absolutely everything. (Take a look at the first picture in the family gallery.) They also have a newborn daughter named Rosie. (Photos still to come.) In order to fascilitate being home more nights out of the year, they started a documentary wedding photography business. She works in that business and continues to do editorial and corporate freelance.

-  Another passion for Susie is teaching. She taught at Western Kentucky University as a professional in residence for a year, and has taught at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. She has also been on the faculty of the Missouri Photo Workshop and WKU's Mountain Workshops. She continually looks for new opportunities in teaching.

-  Susie has a Masters of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill. Awards have included the Robert F. Kennedy award for Coverage of the Disadvantaged and in the University of Missouri's Pictures of the Year Contest she has won individual portrait, feature, pictorial, issue reporting, and news awards. She has also had individual and portfolio placement in state and local contests.

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