Chris Suspect is a street and documentary photographer hailing from the Washington, DC area. He specializes in capturing absurd and profound moments in the quotidian. His street photography work has been recognized internationally and has been exhibited in Miami, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Romania, Georgia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

In 2023, Suspect was an invited guest speaker at the first Mexico Street Photography Festival in Queretaro. In 2022, Suspect was named the winner of the Zeitgeist Award by Abbey Road Studios (UK) for the photograph that defined music in 2021. In 2021, WhiteWall sponsored a large retrospective of Suspect’s work at Photopia in Hamburg, Germany. In 2020, Suspect was a featured lecturer for the London Street Photography Festival. And in 2019, he was a guest exhibitor at Xposure in the UAE, the largest photography festival in the Middle East. His documentary work on the underground music scene in Washington, D.C., is held in the Leica Galerie Archives and the DC Public Library.

Suspect has published four critically acclaimed photo books, including Gratuity Included (2020), Old Customs (2020), Leather Boyz (2020), and Suspect Device (2014).



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