—  A little about me and my inspiration 

—  About

Susan Lapides is a photographer from New England. 

Susan Lapides is an American photographer, whose work focuses on people, culture, and place. An accomplished fine art photographer with a strong background in editorial photography, Lapides is a sensitive and passionate visual storyteller. Her subjects range from portraits of visionaries to the fishing communities of New Brunswick, Canada.


Lapides has shown her work widely. Her solo exhibitions include the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), Fidelity Investments  (Boston, MA), Sunbury Shores Art Center  and the Saint John Centre for the Arts (both in New Brunswick, Canada), and the Curated Fridge, (Somerville MA.) Her group exhibitions include the Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR), Houston Center for Photography (TX), Rayko Photo Center (San Francisco, CA), Los Angeles Center for Photography, Danforth Art Museum (Framingham, MA), Lesley University (Boston, MA), Panopticon Gallery (Boston, MA).


Lapides is a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. As a professional photographer, she worked on assignment for many major clients, such as the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Life, Time, Forbes, US News & World Report, Condé Nast Traveler, People, Unicef, Harvard University Art Museums, Worcester Art Museum, and American Repertory Theater. Two of the highlights of her early professional career were photographing President Barack Obama, then the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review and photographing Rose Kennedy on the occasion of her 91st birthday.


She has won awards for her photography including Honorable Mention at the Rayko Gallery in San Francisco.  Her work is in private and public collections. Lapides resides in Boston, Massachusetts and St. George in New Brunswick, Canada.