Suzanne Révy grew up in Los Angeles, California. After high school she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she earned a BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute. While there, she was immersed in making and printing black and white photographs. After art school, she worked as a photography editor in magazine publishing at U.S.News & World Report and later at Yankee Magazine. With the arrival of two sons, she left publishing, and rekindled her interest in the darkroom. She photographed her boys, their cousins and friends, and built three portfolios of pictures over a fifteen year period. The first, a black and white series called Time Let Me Play explored the culture and nature of childhood play. The second, To Venerate the Simple Days was made with a lo-fi plastic camera and color film, and represented her own emotional response as mother and witness to their growth and development. The third, I Could Not Prove the Years had Feet, is a series of color pictures made in her home as her teen sons seemed to retreat into their rooms as she studied for her MFA at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, which she received in 2016. She is currently exploring the landscape in her work.
Her work has been exhibited at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA, the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA, the Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, NE, the Camera Club of NY in New York City, and the New England School of Photography in Boston.
Photograph by Elin Spring