Nebraska Authors

Susan Madden Lankford

Photojournalist who started out doing wildlife photography and formal portraits, but has moved on with a gritty trilogy of books about urban poverty, homelessness, and juvenile incarceration. She now lives and works in California.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Rancho Sante Fe, CA

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Photojournalism; Nature Photography; Urban Photography; Incarceration; Poverty

Education

BS in medical technology, 1970, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Photographer

Bibliography

Maggots in My Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time. 2008.
DownTown U.S.A.: A Personal Journey with the Homeless. 2009.
Born, Not Raised: Voices From Juvenile Hall. 2012.

Executive-producer of the documentary film “It’s More Expensive to Do Nothing.”

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