Suzanne Schreiber OP (Adrian)
Antique Shop upstate NY
cabbage leaves
Cows, Maine
Nancyann Spinning
Sheets, Maine
Recent Photography Projects
Suzanne Schreiber, OP
Grosse Pointe Park/Detroit, Michigan

2008-2015 Documentary photographs for videos and publicity, Dominican Literacy Center, Detroit, Michigan. Photographs for the Rosa Parks Art Studio, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit. 

2013-14 Stations of Recovery for seven Behavioral Health Units, Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati, Ohio: a set of eleven photos, 16” x 24,” matted and framed.

Each photo is accompanied by a phrase appropriate for the recovery process—Courage in difficulty, finding strength, steps in the right direction, opening the door, relationships along the way, etc. A booklet was made with photos and sayings for patients to use as a journal.

2015 A Life Storytelling Project 
Photographs to accompany stories told by adult students at the Dominican Literacy Center, Detroit, Michigan. Included are portraits of students and nature photos.

The booklet theme: “Once you learn to read you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass

2015 1,000 Cranes Project for Iraq
Photos with an origami crane in each of them. A group of Dominicans is creating artwork to support the displaced people of Iraq.

Sandhill cranes 1
Sandhill Cranes 2
Sandhill Cranes 3
The Path
Sandhill Cranes 4
Sandhill Cranes 5
Suzanne Schreiber uses the camera to create visual poetry and express her understanding that everything is connected. Her subjects are light, subtle movement, openings, textures and juxtapositions in which the silence of the moment is revealed. She is a contemplative photographer, grounded in the beauty of the natural world as she explores inner and outer landscapes. 

Suzanne, a Dominican Sister or Adrian, has served the Dominican Literacy Center and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Art Program as a documentary photographer. She has been an art and photography teacher in two Detroit area high schools and has served on the Exhibit Committee at Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery. All of these ministries are in Detroit.

Currently Sue is the coordinator of INAI: A Place Apart, a meditation center and art gallery developed in 2017 and built on the legacy of Sisters Barbara Chenicek, OP and Rita Schiltz, OP. INAI is a ministry of Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian, Michigan.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Art from Siena Heights University, a Master of Education degree in Art Education from Wayne State University, and a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Mundelein College, Chicago.

Dominican Institute for the Arts

Dominican Institute for the Arts
Searching for Truth and Beauty. Preaching through the Transforming Power of the Arts
Searching for Truth and Beauty. Preaching through the Transforming Power of the Arts