Heidi Sussman is a visual artist and writer. Her work is primarily photo-based and she combines natural and digital art media with her photographs. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston and continued post graduate studies at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She began her career as a newspaper photographer and darkroom technician winning numerous awards from the New Jersey Press Association. She actively exhibits her art in solo and group shows, and her work is held in public and private collections throughout the United States and Canada. She teaches photography, mixed media and journaling techniques in area workshops including the Nancy Ori Cape May Workshops as well as in her studio in the Manufacturers Village Factory Complex in East Orange.