IPA Jury

Patricia Lanza

Patricia Lanza

2017 Best of Show Curator

Patricia Lanza began her career at the National Geographic Society first as a photo researcher, than as a photography editor, followed by eight years as a contract photographer where she had over 700 pictures published.  Assignments have taken her to 48 countries.

She was a consultant for the Annenberg Foundation to develop & research photography programming for the digital age, and wrote The Wallis Annenberg Initiative on Photojournalism.  This evolved into her working on the development and build out of the Annenberg Space for Photography, which opened in 2009 in Los Angeles. 

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Susan Baraz

IPA Head of Judges

Co Chair and Founding Member of The Lucie Awards, the most prestigious award and gala event honoring the Masters of  Photography. The Lucies is considered the Academy Awards in the field of Photography.

Head of Judging for the International Photo Awards,  (IPA) world renown photo competition with over 20,000 submissions competing for different titles among them “Photographer of the Year”. She oversees and is responsible for selecting the IPA jurors who are among the most distinguished people in the world’s photo community.

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Susan Baraz

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