King, Susan

susan king photo - painting car

Born in 1954, Susan King grew up in Toronto and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from York University. After graduation, King opened XOX Artist’s Postcards, a retail store whose stock was comprised of a variety of art postcards designed by both Canadian and international artists. By 1981, King was commissioning, publishing and distributing her own line of artists’ postcards through the store.  Since 1983, and continuing throughout her career, King has contributed photographs on a freelance basis to Now Magazine, The Globe and Mail, MacLean’s, Toronto Life, Canadian Business, Image Nation, Broadcast Week, and Elm Street. In addition to her freelance photojournalism work, King has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout Canada, as well as internationally in New York City, Philadelphia, Duluth, Krakow, Poland, San Juan, and Merida. Her work has been included in the collections of the National Archives of Canada, the Art Bank, The Lynnwood Art Centre, and The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.


Susan King’s official website profile:

Susan King’s Curriculum Vitae included with the collection


Accession No.
Dates of creation
1970 – 1995
Physical description

90 cm of textual records

10,781 photographs
· 9,618 – 35 mm b&w negatives
· 371 – 6 x 6 cm b&w negatives
· 59 – 35 mm slides
· 4 6x6 colour transparencies
· 80 Polaroid prints
· 293 b&w contact sheets
· 10 colour contact sheets
· 111 work prints (RC paper)
· 123 archival exhibition prints
· 20 photograms
· 1 handcoloured work print
· 16 handcoloured exhibition prints
· 71 mixed media exhibition prints
· 1 mural print
· 3 holograms (glass base)

3,880 graphic items
· 3 photoreproductions on acetate
· 3,862 postcards
· 4 colour separation proof packages
· 5 colour proof sheets (uncut postcards)
· 2 blueline proof sheets
· 4 duotone proof sheets

27 Books

Scope and content

This fonds includes photographic, graphic and textual material relating to:

  • Business Journal
  • Canadian Forum
  • Forum, Magazine for Secondary educators
  • The Globe & Mail
  • Now Magazine
  • Quill and Quire
  • Report on Business Magazine
  • Toronto Life
  • XOX Postcards
Rights and access

A) No access restriction.
B) Material is subject to copyright restrictions; please consult an archivist.