SUSAN JORGENSEN lives in Santa Ynez, California on a small ranch with her wife Alice Gillaroo and their beloved dogs, Bacio Don’atello and Paloma Roja. Her formative years were in the Midwest where she began an ongoing photographic inquiry. Following her college education (BA from Denison University and MBA from the University of Michigan), Jorgensen took her first job with the Environmental Protection Agency in 1971 in the Seattle office. In 1976, Jorgensen moved to Santa Barbara to study photography. She has stayed in southern California, a photographic artist of forty years. She has exhibited extensively and is represented in several public and private collections.