A TRIBUTE TO SUE GERSTEN
Art de Cure is honored to pay tribute to Sue Gersten. Sue was an award winning professional photographer, author, lecturer, world traveler and retired Albany City School District teacher. She passed away December 18, 2013.
Sue was a true warrior, battling crippling arthritis and pancreatic cancer. Confined her to a wheel chair for 8 years, she continued to travel, photograph and live her life. After being physically touched by the Pope in Rome during a service, Sue unexpectedly found herself able to walk again. She joked that “he found the only Jew in the joint and cured her!” She went on to co-author “Traveling Like Everyone Else”, a guide for the disabled traveler.
Gersten’s photos and travel articles have been published in national consumer magazines. She held MS degrees in Educational Psychology and Reading, and a BS in Elementary Education. The Albany City School District recognized Sue as 1976 Teacher of The Year for her work with both gifted and special needs students.
Her amazing spirit, vision, sense of humor, and warrior determination is reflected in her photographs.
“My goal is to open vistas for viewers and hopefully evoke emotional responses. In the course of capturing images of a person on film, I concentrate on selecting the moment when the subject appears most interesting.”
Sue Gersten personally donated photos to Art de Cure because “I want my work to help others”.
SUE GERSTEN’S PHOTOS
ARE PART OF THE FOLLOWING PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
National Museum of Dance, Saratoga, NY
Jewish Community Center, Boyton Beach, Florida
Damien Center, Albany, NY
The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
Center for Jewish History: The Ackman & Ziff Family
Arbor Hill Elementary School, Albany, NY
Beth Emeth, Albany, NY
Movies of Delray, Delray Beach, Florida
Russell Sage/Opalka Gallery, Troy, NY