Suzanne Cordeiro is a freelance photographer whose love for the art began many years ago on a family holiday in Hong Kong where she purchased her first Canon A1.
Suzanne is a native French Canadian, who prior to relocating to Texas, travelled extensively and lived in the Middle East and Europe before getting her dual citizenship and making the United States her home in 1998. After spending four years each in Pittsburgh, PA and Chicago, IL, employment opportunities brought her and her family to Austin (with a 3 month stop in Dallas) where she quickly fell in love with the music scene, culture, and most importantly, the people.
Her images are deeply personal and she frequently reinvents her creative approach to her work. Suzanne strives to capture moments in time and recognizes that art has the ability to remember the tiny little details long after everything has been forgotten. She is a perfectionist who wrestles with every image and strives to continually evolve in her craft.
Current projects include ongoing freelance photographic assignments for the Austin American-Statesman, Austin360, AP, AFP, Nederlander Concerts, AXS, FLOOD Magazine, and her own site FrontRowCtr. She has a gallery of images on both Getty Images/FilmMagic and her images have appeared in both National and International publications such as Rolling Stone, US Weekly, People, InTouch, OK! Magazine, Texas Monthly, and Music Radar. Suzanne is also the house photographer for the newly opened Statesman Skyline Theater in Austin.
Suzanne has been solely responsible for providing all of the photography for the OpenStack 4-day Summit and has experience in capturing keynotes, panels, training sessions, overall atmosphere, and various types of corporate and political events. Every year she covers all aspects of SXSW, including interactive sessions, film, music, and gaming. She has photographed the last three X Games in Austin, as well as ACL Music Festival, Formula One, Myspace Events, Austin Film Festival, FunFunFun Fest, Carnaval Brasileiro, Pachanga Latino Festival, Old Settler's Music Festival, and many more. She has also photographed the Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards since it's inception, including backstage production, rehearsals, awards, and performance.
She has been extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunities to photograph for outlets and companies and clients whom she holds great respect. The connections and relationships made, along with the countless positive experiences, have opened doors for her to expand and try new mediums. Her personal commitment to take on assignments out of her comfort zone, although the scariest, has proven to be the best professional decision made as a photographer. Those new opportunities have resulted in personal growth, positive business relationships, financial gain, and the opportunity to learn new aspects of the art.
"The camera is the least important element in photography” -Julius Shulman