Susan Orleans Rieder

Susan Rieder has a background in history and art. Her interest in oral histories began one summer, as a researcher in England. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Harvard University Art Museums. Her research focused on the social context of late nineteenth-century photography and posters. This work has helped inform Susan’s approach to visual narratives and to historical subjects in video. Her introduction to filmmaking began as a researcher for the art history filmmaker Judith Weschler. Susan is indebted to Sam Krueger, her co-editor, who contributed to the later stages of EXILE AND COMMUNITY.