2019 Bridge Bulider
Susan “Sue” Ross is a cultural giant. This “photo-griot” specializes in documenting cultural, political, social, and economic images of the African-American community. She is an avid activist whose organizational memberships and community engagements are as extensive as her documentation of many Atlanta cultural and political highlights. She combined her life’s work with her positions in government administration for the City of Atlanta, serving as photographer for Festivals, the Centennial Olympic Games and the annual Dream Jamborees, the 1988 Democratic Convention, the Atlanta Third World Film Festivals, the Atlanta Jazz Festivals, the Nelson Mandela visits, King Week, the National Black Arts Festivals, Paralympic Games, and as a chronicler of activities during the administrations of Atlanta’s five African American mayors.