American photographer and photo curator Patricia Lanza has traveled to over 53 countries on assignment to document some of the most compelling people, nature, cultures and stories of our time. Lanza began her career at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. learning about narrative and storytelling through imagery.

Starting as a staff photo editor working with Nat-Geo’s vast archive, her position evolved to full-time contract photographer - an exciting, dynamic direction she followed for eight years. Patricia has been on assignments around the globe for countless editorial and commercial newspapers, magazines and clients.

As the Director of Talent and Content and Exhibitions for the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles from 2009 to 2017, Lanza curated and developed twenty-two exhibitions from concept to installation. With extensive experience in all aspects of mounting exhibitions, managing collections, hiring staff, developing programming, participating in film festivals, Lanza has worked with major museums and photo venues around the world to package, market and travel exhibitions.

Under Lanza’s direction, The Annenberg Space for Photography collaborated with and presented the world’s greatest photographers and filmmakers, and garnered many industry and media awards. In 2011, the multi-media exhibition, Beauty CULTure won exhibition of the year in a field which included and competed against major international museum photography shows. The accompanying film directed by Lauren Greenfield was nominated for an Academy award. In 2016, working with the United Nations, the exhibition, Refugee, was nominated for exhibition of the year. Lanza cocurated the exhibition and co-authored the accompanying book/publication with Elisabeth Biondi, former photo director of New Yorker magazine.

Magazines & Newspapers

The New York Times 
The New York Daily News
The Los Angeles Times
The Tribune Syndicate
USA Today
Arizona Foothills
Elle Decor
The Hollywood Reporter
LA Style
Men’s Fitness
The National Geographic
Sport Diver
Travel & Leisure
TV Guide

Asia and Europe
Action Asia
Asian Diver
Australia Gourmet Traveler
Discovery: Cathay Pacific Airlines
Going Places: Malaysia Airlines
Silkroad: Dragon Airlines
Style; Monte Carlo
SE & HOR (Sweden) 
England's Daily Telegraph
Sweden: Dagens Nyeter
GT and Resume

Exhibitions and Collections

  • The Fredericksburg Museum - permanent collection Civil War sites photography
  • Chevron Gallery - Group Show, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Two person Show, Radio City Music Hall - One person show on the Russian Circus
  • Permanent Collection in the Hors Les Murs, Circus Museum and Archive, Paris FR
  • The Van Gogh Affect Exhibition - Patricia Lanza and Lynn Johnson’s photographic touring exhibition, tracing Van Gogh’s journey.  This exhibit opens in Los Angeles in late 2019 and will travel to venues in the US and overseas.
  • Artivist: Art Against Oppression - As lead curator, this exhibition is approved by the Museum of Tolerance in Beverly Hills, Ca. The launch date TBA.


Client List
Giorgio Armani
Bostic Steel
Buena Vista Pictures Marketing
The California Science Center
Cathay Bank
Cost Plus Corporation
Finnair Airlines
Flour Daniels Corp.
For Joseph Corporation
Glaxo Pharmaceuticals
Hirsch Bedner Associates
Howard Fabrication Inc.
Jerry’s Famous Deli
LA Eyeworks

Client List (cont.)
Ladeco Airlines
Lever Bros.
McDonalds Corporation
The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Corp.
Radiographic Digital Imaging Corp.
Ringling Bros.
Sanyo Fisher Corp.
The Southern California Gas Corp.
So. California Edison
Starlight Foundation
Sweetener Products Corporation
Union Labor List Insurance Co.
USC Medical Center
Vortex Corporation
The Walking Company