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inner excavate-along: guest contributor susannah conway

Today, we are checking back in with Inner Excavation contributor Susannah Conway. Susannah and I connected several years ago through a love of poetry, and when I look at her Polaroid photos, I often think about how they are a visual poem. 

In Chapter 3, Susannah answered the question, "What nourishes you?" using several photos, so I thought it would be fun and inspiring to see her answers to The Nine interview questions. The Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began on my blog, Be Present, Be Here, in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to nine questions in photographs (or video). All the interviews can be found here.


Question 1: Who are you?

Question 2: In this moment, where are you?

Question 3: What are the textures of your corner of the world?

Question 4: If you had an hour alone to just play, what would you do?

Question 5: How do you seek joy?

Question 6: What nourishes you?

Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and ground yourself, what do you do?

Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?

Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?


Susannah Conway is the author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart (SKIRT!, 2012). A photographer, writer and e-course creator, her classes have been enjoyed by thousands of people from around the world. Co-author of Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids (Chronicle Books, 2012), Susannah helps others reconnect to their true selves, using photography as the key to open the door. You can read more about her shenanigans on her blog at SusannahConway.com and connect with her on Twitter: @SusannahConway.

All photos copyright Susannah Conway.

Update: The Inner Excavate-along was a free read-along on my blog in the summer of 2012. All the posts are here on the blog, but I'm not directing a group through it with newsletters etc. at this time. I hope you enjoy following along! Find out more about my book, Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry and Mixed Mediahere.

Reader Comments (3)

What an inspiring set of images. I love how they tell her story.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Susannah- I simply love that Molly's book is in your pile of books in the second picture. We'll have to chat about that when you are in Portland.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle K

Beautifully shared...I did my own version! It was fun to play with visually poetry in this way~
Thank you Liz for sharing this wonderful, unique view~

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElla

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