Sue Macpherson ARPS, is a UK photographer who grew up in Africa and from an early age enjoyed travelling to remote areas with her camera. Her passion for photography is expressed through portraiture and social documentary which has led to Sue’s dedicated work for the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund. This charity's aim is to improve the quality of education in rural areas of Uganda. Every year Sue travels to Africa to document the annual projects and achievements in the forty-five schools the charity supports.
Sue was awarded her Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society for her documentary project on Abbotsbury Swannery. More recent personal projects have been based on the life of a small racing stables and the workings of an alpaca farm, which have defined her love of visual narrative and story telling.
In 2016 Sue completed her Photography MA and was awarded the Bournemouth Arts University’s Photography prize. Her major project was a documentary on visual impairment and loss of sight. Working in collaboration with the Dorset Blind Association she met and photographed local people with varying degrees of sight loss and recorded their inspirational stories. These photographs show how, with great courage and versatility, people are determined to overcome the difficulties of sight loss in order to live fulfilled lives.
Beechwood Park, Hertfordshire
Collyer-Bristow Gallery, London
Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis
Dillington House, Ilminster
Dorchester Arts Centre
Bridport Art Centre
The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
Dorchester County Hospital
Dorset County Museum – Ridgeway Voices– 2011
The Royal Photographic Society - HvSMF - Children from Jinja - 2012
The Valentine Gallery, Blandford – 2014
Arts University Bournemouth – LOOK– Sep 2016
The Royal Photographic Society – LOOK– Oct 2017