Suzy Bernstein’s photography of the arts combines her own skill as an artist with a deep and passionate understanding that photographing is more than just recording archival material. Her lens captures the dignity of the artists and gives the arts immense potential of being marketed without ever commodifying the arts. – ISMAIL MAHOMED, FESTIVAL DIRECTOR National Arts Festival

 "Working with Suzy has been a most satisfying experience. She is absolutely tireless in her pursuit of the perfect shot. Her photographs are extraordinary – even the most technical shots have a substance and empathy that brings the subject to life." - Jenny Button, Print & Publishing Manager

Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication

Suzy is a professional in every way – she works directly to the brief, prepares carefully, goes the extra mile to make sure the photographs are “just right” and her photographs are always beautiful. In my work, though, what makes her stand out is the sensitivity she has to the ethics of working with vulnerable children – she interacts with them with respect and authenticity. I love working with her!”- Glynis Clacherty, Social Scientist. 

"Suzy Bernstein has an eye for a great pic! Come dim light, come bright light, Suzy always gets the winning shot! Her pictures sell tickets and keep us alive."Mark Sage- Montecasino Theatre.

Suzy Bernstein is an indefatigable arts photographer with a mission. Her images capture not only the essence of the performing artists she photographs but their context as South Africans. Her eye for texture and ability to frame the moment translates into pure cultural zeitgeist - Adrienne Sichel. 



The pics you sent are too stunning for words!!! You have a gift alright!!!

 "Suzy Bernstein's camera lens instinctively and evocatively captured the most dramatic and emotional moments when she photographed my play without having seen it before."

 Anthony Akerman
Author of Somewhere on the Border


Oh Suzy I love them all. You really are a fine theatre photographer - you've captured so many of the moments with such generosity, sensitivity and intuition.

Jacqueline Domisse

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