Susan Lapides is a photographic artist who creates time-based projects focusing on adolescence and place. Through her portraits and landscapes, she examines social, cultural and community issues.
Lapides earned her BA in Art History from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She had an extensive career as a professional editorial photographer working for national publications. She photographed President Barack Obama, then the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review and Rose Kennedy on her 91st birthday. The most lifechanging assignment was meeting her future husband photographing for People Magazine.
Lapides exhibits her fine art photography nationally and internationally. The Lobster Girls will premiere at Sunbury Shores Art Center in Canada in 2022. St. George exhibitions were presented at the Griffin Museum (Winchester, MA), Sunbury Shores and the Saint John Arts Centre (Canada). Her awards include 2019 Critical Mass Finalist, and the Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria from the Houston Center for Photography. Lapides was invited to participate in “Outspoken, Extended,” an invitational exhibit of nine women photographers. Her photographs are held in permanent corporate and private collections.
She resides in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and in New Brunswick, Canada.