Suzanne Cordeiro is a freelance photographer/photojournalist whose love for the art began many years ago on a family holiday in Hong Kong where she purchased her first Canon camera.
Suzanne is a native French Canadian, who prior to relocating to Texas, traveled 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 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 enjoys many different aspects of photography. Current projects include ongoing freelance photographic assignments for the Austin American-Statesman, Austin360, AP, AFP, REX Features/Shutterstock, and Reuters. Her images have appeared in both National and International publications such as Rolling Stone, US Weekly, People, InTouch, OK! Magazine, Texas Monthly, Music Radar, New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Pitchfork, Variety, InStyle, just to name a few.
Suzanne has been solely responsible for providing all of the photography for the OpenStack 4-day Summit as well as the Real Estate Wealth Expo. She is experienced in capturing keynotes, panels, training sessions, red carpet photos, overall atmosphere, and various types of corporate and political events. Annually she covers all aspects of SXSW, including interactive sessions, film, music, comedy, tech, 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, Luck Reunion Festival, FunFunFun Fest, Montreal Music Festival, 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