Company: Suzanne Vlamis Photography
Location: New York, New York, United States
Suzanne Vlamis, Photojournalist at Suzanne Vlamis Photography, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental photojournalism.
The owner and director of Suzanne Vlamis Photography since 2017, Ms. Vlamis has accrued more than 50 years of professional excellence in photojournalism, working with the likes of such monumental figures as Jane Goodall. Formerly a special projects editor, news feature supervising photo editor, and staff photographer for The Associated Press from 1973 to 2009, Ms. Vlamis commenced her impressive career as a freelance photographer in the New York City region during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
An accomplished photographer, Ms. Vlamis has lent her time and expertise to a number of projects, most recently documenting endangered species, indigenous cultures, and landscapes in Africa, Antarctica, Australia, and Alaska. She has also worked as a freelance photographer for the New York Daily News, Fortune Magazine, MD Magazine, and the Jersey City Journal, a published photographer for the presidential campaigns and inaugurations of President Nixon, President Ford, President Carter, and President Reagan, a photographer for the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics, and a photographer documenting such vital events as the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Alongside her successful career, Ms. Vlamas has authored several books and contributed to a number of exhibitions, including for “Welfare Island – A Spirit of Place Past” in 2009, “9/11 Commemorative Photo Exhibition” in 2001, “The Sports 100: The 100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century” in 1999, “Restoring Lady Liberty” in 1986, and “Moments in Time: 50 Years of Associated Press News Photos” in 1985. She recently published her book “Africa Endangered” in April 2017, and a book entitled “Antarctica Endangered” is due for release in 2018.
In preparation for her illustrious and prolific career, Ms. Vlamis completed coursework at The New School and the School of Visual Arts. She subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in sociology from Long Island University in 1966. She later completed an intensive film summer workshop at New York University in 1989.
Passionate about her community, Ms. Vlamis has acted as a board member of Sarah Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, and as a member of the Community Emergency Response Team for the Upper East Side of New York City since 2002. Previously, she acted as vice president of Sarah Herzog Hospital from 2002 to 2013 and vice president of the Zoning Committee of the 79th Street Neighborhood Association from 2002 to 2003.
A leading expert in her fields of interest, Ms. Vlamis maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including the New York Press Photographers Association, the American Film Institute, the Ocean Conservancy, the Cousteau Society, the World Wildlife Fund, the Jane Goodall Institute, the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.
In recognition of her exceptional achievements, Ms. Vlamis has been honored with numerous accolades throughout her career. In 1984, she won the Associated Press Managing Editor Award for Top Feature Photography for the Statue of Liberty Historic Restoration by the Associated Press. In addition, she won first prize for her feature story “Centennial Restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral” by the New York Press Photographers Association in 1979, as well as the Photographers Sports Award by World Press in 1975. Furthermore, she has been inducted into four editions of Who’s Who in America and the 22nd edition of Who’s Who in the World.
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