Susan Copen Oken's work has a marvellous resiliency of style, and a witty distinctive executio. It is sensual and open with quality of place and a spontaneity of expression. Susan Copen Oken concentrates on the quirky exoticism of Americana, the social rituals that endure in the most unexpected places, the crooked themes in our national psyche. Taken together, they suggested in all humility some surprising truths.
Nan Richardson, Editor, Aperture.
Susan Copen Oken was named the most important, lesser-known, photographer of her generation by consummate photographer Richard Avedon.
She is self taught in her three disciplines: Photography, Painting, and Writing