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Susan Biddle lists as her influences former newspaper colleagues in Topeka and Denver, and Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans. But perhaps her favorite is Marion Post Wolcott, a Farm Security Administration photographer like Lange and Evans. Biddle visited with the Wolcotts in Santa Barbara when she was a White House staff photographer on assignment at President Reagan's ranch. "I think because we had spent a good amount of time together," recalls Biddle, "she gave me one of her small, beautiful prints." Biddle's own pictures have been recognized for capturing the beautiful, the comical and the tragic. She catches the emotional toll the Columbine shootings had on the Colorado community. Her photo of a boy wearing his mentor's suit coat after a reading session at his school was awarded first prize in features by the White House News Photographers in 2000. She has also participated in several book projects, including "Day in the Life of America."