Susan Blick is an English teacher, and a landscape and travel photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand.  Susan runs photography workshops in the Auckland area and photo tours to India and more recently China, places she has been visiting regularly since 1997.  She was New Zealand Geographic’s Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2015.  And at the Prix de la Photographie Paris in 2016 she was awarded gold in the Travel and Tourism category for her image The Church, of New Zealand's Church of the Good Shepherd. Susan is an avid traveller which helped reignite her passion for photography in more recent years. She enjoys documenting people's stories and has studied visual journalism.

Susan bought her first camera in 1985, the 35mm Pentax MG, it was a manual focus and aperture priority 35mm film camera.  "Growing up using an analogue camera quickly teaches you the finer points of exposure and composition, it becomes expensive otherwise", she says.


Awards & Notables

1998 Travel Photo of the Year  (1st prize) Intrepid Travel

2013 Shangri-la... Not far from hell, CNN iReport

2013 Waters from Heaven, Kathmandu-based NGO

2013 Shoot the Night Canon Australia Photography Competition (1st & 2nd prize)

2014 New Zealand Fashion Week Photography Competition (2nd prize)

2015 Sydney International Exhibition of Photography, GOLD Award colour landscape

2015 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, Landscape category (Best in Landscape)

2015 Graduated with a Certificate in Photographic Imaging (major Visual Journalism) from UCOL institute of Commercial Photography

2016 D-Photo Magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year, AERIAL Category (2nd Prize)

2016 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Travel/Tourism Gold Award

2017 Cover image Our Auckland magazine

2017 Australia's Top Emerging Photographer by Capture Magazine, Commended Travel category

2018 Australia's Top Emerging Photographer by Capture Magazine, Highly CommendedDoco/Photojournalism category

2018 Epson International Pano Awards - Bronze Award in the Nature category

2018 Better Photography Magazine (Peter Eastway) Photo Competition - Silver Award in the Exotic Travel category


Published articles by and about

2016 Stuff Newspaper - Tauranga: Just a Day Away

2016 Stuff Newspaper -  Piha Beach

2016 Stuff Newspaper - Where to Eat, Stay and Play in Byron Bay

2016 New Zealand Geographic - The Best of Landscape (scroll to bottom of page for longer article)

2016 D-Photo Online Magazine - Encounter India Exhibition Opens Soon

2016 UCOL - Encounter India Exhibition

2016 Indian Weekender - 'Encounter India' Through a Single Lens

2017 Australian Photography Magazine, 9 Tips For Better Travel Photos

2017 Progear Features - Long Exposure

2018 NZ Photographer Magazine Feature - Uncovering Incredible India (tear sheets)

2018 National Geographic Traveller UK - Christchurch Feature