/ 2016 / Press / Travel/Tourism

The Church

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Travel/Tourism
  • Photographer
    Susan Blick

The Church of the Good Shepherd sits silently on the edge of Lake
Tekapo on a freezing cold winter's morning in New Zealand's
south high country.

Susan Blick is an English teacher, and a landscape and travel photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand.  Susan runs photography workshops in the Auckland area and photo tours to India, a place she has been visiting regularly since 1998.  She was New Zealand Geographic’s Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2015.  And at the Prix de la Photographie Paris in 2016 she was awarded gold in the Travel and Tourism category for her image The Church, of New Zealand's Church of the Good Shepherd. She is an avid traveller which helped reignite her love of photography in more recent years.  

Susan bought her first camera in 1985, the 35mm Pentax MG.  It was a manual focus and aperture priority film camera, and she credits this with teaching her measurements of luminous flux and composition.  Susan is a technical photographer with studies in visual journalism.

Awards NZ Fashion Week Photography Comp 2nd place
Sydney International Photo Exhibition 2015 Gold Award
NZ Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015