Susan Mikula perceives photography as a work of art. Having reached the pinnacle of her career, she experiences an equally rosy personal life sharing a nearly two-decade-long relationship with her partner. Still, she is not ready to commit to marriage just yet.

Susan Mikula is an American professional photographer, who is currently associated with the Art in Embassies program.

Susan Mikula Interview: Susan talking about her family's adjustments to the United States (Published on 14 July 2011)

Susan is also famous for being the long-time partner of the MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show host Rachel Maddow.

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Being a lesbian couple for nearly two decades now, they are relishing the moments together.  However, they are yet to make the decision to step up their relationship into a legal bond.

Susan Mikula Bio(Age) & Education

Susan was born in New Jersey, the United States in 1958 and her birthday falls on 7 March. She spent her childhood in the urban and industrialized part of the city and later moved to New Hampshire with her parents.

According to Susan, her father was active in anti-communist resistance as the leader of an underground group. Other information about her parents, siblings, and upbringings are not known to date.

Susan received color theory courses at the Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Though she does not hold any degree in photography, she is an artistic photographer.

Susan Mikula Career As Photographer & Writer

Susan began her venture in Photography all by herself without receiving any formal education. As a result of which her works carry an unorthodox thinking and aesthetic sensibility.

In the beginning, She started using Polaroid Camera to capture nature and creates abstract visions of empty spaces. It enabled her to capture the absurd and strange side of a blunt object, which later became her specialty.

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Susan has also exhibited her creation at various art galleries in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Miami. Mostly her photos are out of focus which covers essential form and feeling of her subject. Susan, who is aged 60, also runs her self-titled website which comprises her photo collections.

Moreover, Susan is also an author and has published three books, namely Susan Mikula: u.X, Susan Mikula: Photographs, and Susan Mikula: American Bond. In 2017, she was employed by the Art in Embassies program, where she performed site-specific works for the U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

What Is Susan Mikula’s Net Worth In 2018?

She has not revealed her earnings to date, but her partner Rachael, who is a renowned television host, earns $7million per year and enjoys a net worth of $20 million.

Susan and Rachel bought a $1.25 million luxurious apartment in New York in 2010 and currently reside there together.

Long-term Relationship With Rachel Maddow

Susan and Rachel Maddow are sharing an 18-year-long relationship. The couple first met in 1999 when Rachel was working to get her doctoral dissertation. Susan hired Rachel to work in her yard at her home in the Berkshires.

Susan & Rachael Maddow: Susan sharing a snap with her partner Rachael (Photo: Pinterest)

Talking about the initialization of their relationship in 2010, Rachel said humorously that it was very ”Desperate Housewives.” The duo first dated at a National Rifle Association event and hit it off from then on.

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However, the duo is not much excited about their marriage. Susan's partner Rachel told to Hollywood Reporter that the two did not felt any urgency to tie the knot in October 2011. She said:

“I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognizing relationships. And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their own. And I like gay culture.”

As for the reason, she added that she is uncertain about the assimilationist aspect of gay marriage. They currently reside in their New York Apartment, they separate time visiting their pre-Civil War farmhouse in Berkshires, Western Massachusetts for the weekend, where they enjoy home-cooked food prepared by Susan.

Whether they are not in a rush for their marriage or there is something entirely subjective and personal, both Susan and Rachel are happy spending the time together.