International Photography Awards™
The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers globally, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.
Our mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography.
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IPA 2023 WINNERS EVENT & "BEST OF SHOW" EXHIBITION OPENING
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Congratulations to all IPA 2023 Winners!
The International Photography Awards are delighted to announce the category winners and finalists in its 2023 Photography Competition for the professional and non-professional/student categories.
A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged more than 14,000 entries from 120 countries around the world to finally select these outstanding category winners, each of whom are in the running to receive the IPA’s top two prizes—Photographer of the Year for the professional categories, and Discovery of the Year for the non-professional / student categories. The finalists for these two awards will be presented—and the winner announced—at the Lucie Awards Gala on October 30, 2023 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Thank you to everyone who participated, we truly appreciate your work and the unique perspective that you brought to this event.
IPA 2023 PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE YEAR
IPA 2023 NON-PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT CATEGORY WINNERS
THE LUCIE AWARDS
The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the most outstanding achievements in photography. The photography community from around the globe pays tribute to the most exceptional people in the field. Each year, the Lucie Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories. Once these nominations have been received, an honoree in each category is selected.
The prestigious Lucie Awards gala returns to New York City to celebrate photography with a stellar lineup of honorees and the announcement of the fourth annual Impact Award recipient. The red carpet gala ceremony is scheduled to be at New York’s renowned Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, on Monday, October 30th, 2023.
IPA BEST OF SHOW EXHIBITION 2023
IPA 2023 CURATOR
Susan Baraz helped found and is Co-Chair of the prestigious Lucie Awards. She gave the awards the name, “Lucie”, as it’s a derivation of Lux, meaning Light, which is what all photography is based on. She is the Head of Judging for the renowned photo competition, “The International Photo Awards” (IPA) and oversees it’s 80 exceptional jurors from around the world.
Susan, along with Hossein Farmani, curated the Climate Change Accord Exhibition for the U.N with 250 images from top photographer’s donating their compelling work. This show has traveled around the globe. Susan is the only American to be invited to curate HIPA, the Prince of Dubai’s photo competition. For 20 years, Susan was the Director of Photography for AtEdge, a high end, invitation only, commercial publication and marketing program.
In 1987 she helped establish and was Chair of “Focus on AIDS”, which became the largest fine art photography auction/benefit in the United States. It raised and gave away millions to AIDS organizations and built the only stand alone, Children’’s AIDS hospital, in world, “Asha Kirana”, located in Mysore India, also a safe house for AIDS street orphans in Tanzania. .
Susan is a photography curator and consultant in both commercial and fine art photography and enjoys helping to present photographers best images to get assignment work, as well as helping outstanding work get seen by gallery owners. She is also an avid collector. Susan has edited fine art photo books, curated exhibitions at the Museum of Tolerance, Holocaust Museum in Wash. DC, “Water” exhibition for PX3, Dupon Gallery, Paris, IPA, 10th Anniversary “Best of Show”, Robert Berman Gallery, House of Lucie, Thailand, Ukraine at War, Budapest gallery, and galleries world wide. It’s an honor and thrill for Susan to be able to curate the “Best of Show” for this milestone, 20th anniversary.
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