Self-portrait is the theme of an on-going body of work, beginning with my 50th year.  In this study, I use my own x-rays, old photos and my body to come to terms with aging and mortality.—Marilyn Suriani


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The work also is representative of every woman as she grows older. I have accumulated quite a collection of medical data since crossing into my fifties. Our bodies begin to change, seemingly on cue. These alterations certainly have an effect on our psyche

This work was selected for a juried show of Southeastern photographers at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta. A departure from former work, these collage images represent a turning point in my career as I explore more conceptual elements.




Marilyn Suriani’s 35-year career has produced highly coveted fine art, world class portraits and stunning documentaries. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of museums, corporations, private individuals, and in high-profile public spaces worldwide, including two large-scale commissioned permanent exhibits at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Most recently, one of the largest original photographs on glass in Atlanta, “Liquid Emerald,” a water image at 10’ x 28’, has been installed in the valet lobby at 3350 Peachtree Street in Buckhead, Atlanta.

Marilyn was chosen as an artist-in-residence at the L’Ecole de la Photographie in Arles, France, and has been honored by the governor of Georgia for her “significant contributions to the visual arts.” Her work continues to be highlighted in national and international magazines, including Photo Vogue, Black and White, Camera Arts, South x Southeast, Zeit, Moda and Cliche.

Marilyn’s current works include Self Portrait, an ongoing project, depicting aging and mortality as the body changes; Suriani Women, portraits of women of all ages enabling women to feel confident and esteemed; and her newest work reflecting the change in her environment from country to city.