Since the early 90s, Fields Mead has been capturing moments on 35mm film. She distinctly recalls the evolution of her photographic range as she grew to her current height of five and half feet, though she still likes to play with crouching and standing on steps for different angles. Her initial inspiration to pursue photography stems from her starring role in a family photo-documentary series from 1985-2003.

Drawn to photography as a tool and technology, Mead is encouraged by the work of artists and archivists like Henri Cartier Bresson who described the decisive nature of a photograph. As Bresson once said, "Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever." In her own photography, Mead documents her movement across landscapes and communities throughout the world.

Mead is currently training to be a family physician and obstetrician. In both medicine and photography, Mead's work seeks to use reflection, connection, performance art and documentation to enhance individual and community health. Mead holds a BA from Macalester College, a MD from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.

Susie Mead