Susan Madden Lankford

Susan Madden Lankford earned a BS in medical technology from the University of Nebraska, did graduate work in photography, and attended workshops with photographic masters such as Ansel Adams and Richard Misrach. After years as a successful professional photographer, Susan shifted her focus and founded Humane Exposures, which seeks to turn public indifference to at-risk members of society into humane awareness and response. Maggots in My Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time was the first in her trilogy of award-winning books, followed by downTown U.S.A.: A Personal Journey with the Homeless and now Born, Not Raised. Lankford also executive-produced the film “It’s More Expensive to Do Nothing,” which offers effective alternatives to current juvenile incarceration practices.