Susan Baraz

Susan Baraz

Lucie Awards / Curator / Co-Chair

Susan is Head of Judging for the International Photo Awards, one of the largest competitions in photography today.

She oversees 80 renowned jurors, world-wide to select IPA winners.

She is the International Director of Photography for AtEdge, an exclusive invitation-only, top commercial marketing program in assignment work.

Susan, along with Hossein Farmani curated the UN Climate Change COP21 exhibition in Paris, which was displayed for over 200 countries. This same show traveled to Mexico City where it’s been viewed by 1.5 million people.

She was the only US photo curator invited to judge the Prince of Dubai’s HIPA photo competition.

Susan is considered an expert in the field of fine art photography and works closely with established galleries and private dealers within the US, France and the UK to promote new photographers.

Susan has curated many gallery shows around the world, Best of Show for IPA in NY, PX3 in Paris, and an exhibition in Bangkok.

She is a regular reviewer for the Palm Springs Photo Festival in PS and NY.

Susan is one of the curators of Photo Independent, in Los Angeles, an exhibit and sale for juried show for photographers wanting to secure galleries and direct sales for themselves. It’s the only fair of its kind in the US.

She has given lectures on the history of photography, moderated and participated as a panelist in seminars on photography, for both commercial and fine art work.

Susan is a regular portfolio reviewer for the SF Arts Academy graduating photographers.

She is the Chair of Focus On AIDS, the largest fine art photo auction/benefit in the US. FOA has built the first Children’s AIDS Hospital in India, and established various AIDS safe houses and orphanages in Cambodia and Tanzania for children.

Past Jury

Bernard Utudjian

Bernard Utudjian Galerie Polaris

Christine Ollier

Christine Ollier Filles du Calvaire

Eliane Laffont

Eliane Laffont Laffont Inc.

Françoise Paviot Vermès

Françoise Paviot Galerie Françoise Paviot

Janette Danel

Janette Danel KijK Galerie

Jean-François Camp

Jean Francois Camp Espace Dupon

Jerome Huffer

Jerome Huffer Paris Match

Kenan Aktulun

Kenan Aktulun Truth

Nathalie Belayche

Nathalie Belayche Visual Delight

Patricia Lanza

Patricia Lanza Annenberg Space for Photography

Patrick Kahn

Patrick Kahn SNAP! photo festival

Rebecca McClelland

Rebecca McClelland New Statesman Magazine

Tatiana Kurtanova

Tatiana Kurtanova Journal of Portfolio / FotoLoft Gallery