Patricia Lanza began her career at the National Geographic Society first as a photo researcher, than as a photography editor, followed by eight years as a contract photographer where she had over 700 pictures published. Assignments have taken her to 48 countries.
She was a consultant for the Annenberg Foundation to develop & research photography programming for the digital age, and wrote The Wallis Annenberg Initiative on Photojournalism. This evolved into her working on the development and build out of the Annenberg Space for Photography, which opened in 2009 in Los Angeles
From 2009 to 2017, Patricia has been the Director of Talent & Content for the Annenberg Space for photography. As well as organizing and curating exhibitions, she was instrumental in the traveling of these exhibitions to major museums and venues both nationally and internationally. The current exhibition, Cuba Is was rated No. 4 in the world by ARTNET as museums shows not to be missed. The Annenberg Space for Photography (ASP) has garnered many awards; Beauty Culture, won exhibition of the year in 2011, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award. Refugee, the exhibition co-curated by Patricia Lanza and Elizabeth Biondi was nominated for the exhibition of the year in 2016.
After 10 years as project director of twenty-one exhibitions at the Annenberg Space for Photography, I will be working as a consulting curator and creative strategist, utilizing my experience conceiving and supervising the creation of highly successful shows ranging from one person exhibitions to thematic surveys.