"Executive Order" depicts corporate America in the late 1970s, mostly in Los Angeles and the Mountain West. The sunbelt was exploding and so was corporate excess. Daylight Books is publishing this work in Spring 2018. Why 40 years later? Because now, in the era of Trump, we face the same dangers that ensue when corporations are deregulated and when profits "trump" people.
Susan Ressler is an author, educator and photographer. She has been making photographs for more than 40 years, and her work is in the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, the Library Archives of Canada, and many other important collections.
She edited the book "Women Artists of the American West" (McFarland, 2003), a scholarly anthology on under-represented women artists west of the Mississippi, and was Head of the Photography Area at Purdue University, where she taught photographic practice, criticism and history from 1981-2004.
Ressler received an MFA in Art from the University of New Mexico in 1988, and she currently resides in Taos, New Mexico.