Karen Zusman is a writer and poet who came to photography to better document human trafficking stories in Southeast Asia. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum for the City of New York and The International Center for Photography. She is a 2021 recipient of the Leica Women’s Foto Project Award for her Super Power of Me project.
Super Power of Me was inspired by a Ghanaian American father’s email, “Thank you for giving my children the proof that they’re the superheroes they imagine themselves to be.” It’s a portrait series to celebrate the strength of BIPOC children and young immigrants. Through free workshops, Zusman helps the children give voice to their power through poetry. The poems and portraits will be exhibited together as a public art installation this summer in Brooklyn, NY.
Leica celebrates International Women’s Day with the Leica Women Foto Project exhibition. The Leica Women Foto Project is a platform that serves to amplify underrepresented voices in photography through financial awards, access to equipment, and professional development opportunities. Learn more at https://leica-camera.com/en-US/leica-women-foto-project