Kelsey Sucena (they/them) is a New York based photographer, writer, and park ranger currently residing on Long Island. Their work exists at the intersection of photography and text, often exploring concepts of identity, impermanence, and language, to investigate the existential nature of documenting life. Kelsey is a fellow at Image Text Ithaca and is currently an Editorial work scholar at Aperture Foundation.




    Ithaca College, Fellow and MFA candidate, Image Text Ithaca, 2020

    Purchase College School of Art and Design, BFA Class of 2016, Magna Cum Laude


Join me Now: Naan cül Press, A Portrait of the Artist Traveling Through Space (June 2019)

As of Late, Set #5, Oranbeg Press, April 2019

Hooligan Magazine, Issue #27, Spilled Ink

Viator no. 3, Summer 2018

Hooligan Magazine, Spilled Ink, Sept. 10th, 2018

     Free Ass Mag. Issue #5 Flight, June 2018

     Aint-Bad Magazine, What We Found: The Portrait, May 30, 2018

    Pool Resources Zine, March 3, 2017 (Before I Go)

     Aint-Bad Magazine, February 28, 2017 (The Circumstances of Existence)

     I Want You To See This Before I Leave Zine, February 2017 issue, (Poem, Bonfire Heart) - contributor

     Free Ass. Mag. Issue #3 Nomads. Vagabonds (January 2017)

     Submissions Magazine, Cover Photograph (September 2015)

     Photographer Forum’s best of High School/College Photography (2013)

     Photographer Forum’s best of High School/College Photography 2012 (2012)


 New Poetics, From Here On Out, Aviary Gallery, Boston, MA. (July 2019)

Saudade: A Group Exhibition, The World Money Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. (December 2016)

     Motions: A Senior Thesis Exhibition, The Circumstances of Existence, (February 2016)

     Foreshadow: A Senior Photography Exhibition; Purchase College (October 2015)

     57th Annual Long Island Artists Exhibition(2015)

     The Junior Show; Purchase College (2015)

     Punctum//Studium: A Junior Photography Exhibition (2014)

     Long Island Biennial Exhibition (2014)

Work Experience/Roles

Aperture - Editorial Work Scholar (Books), Lesley Martin

     Jo Ann WaltersArtist Assistant, Wood River/Blue Pool

    Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fire Island National Seashore - Park Ranger, Interpretation

    The Levee - Editor

    Float Magazine - Contributing writer

    The Silo Studio - Videographer, Photographer

    Photo Alum: Purchase College - Editor//Instagram administrator

    Purchase College, School of Art and Design - Teaching Assistant, Kristine Potter and Joshua Lutz, Peer Advisor, Lab Assistant, Darkroom, Digital Photography Lab

Published Essays

Float Photo Magazine, Young Americans, Marie Tomanova

Float Photo Magazine, Issue 7, Page 156-159, No Presence: On Flux and Photographic Time

Float Photo Magazine, A Place to Disappear, Pablo Lerma

Float Photo Magazine, Liars Paradox, Dane Manary

Float Photo Magazine, Even Looking at this Will Make a Difference, Dominic Till

Float Photo Magazine, Acts of Looking, Joseph Podlesnik


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