Joan Lobis Brown is a portrait and landscape photographer who has been widely shown in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Since 2013, she has been selected for eighty-four international juried competitions. Her work has been published online and in print magazines such as The Huffington Post, Zeke,, Hyperallergic. com, The International Photo Review, Featureshoot, POZ and others. 

Her portrait projects highlight segments of our society that have been subjected to intense stigma. Her landscape projects include subjects as diverse as global warming and creating a photographic world where reality is overtaken with imagination. 

Brown studied photography in the Advanced Studies Program at The International Center of Photography

She lives and works in New York City.

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2019 (Scheduled)

. State University of New York, Rockland Community College, “Women of an Uncertain Age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms”, Suffern, NY.


·      Altstadt Hotel Gallery, "In The Face Of Affection", Vienna, Austria.

·      Applegate Barn, "In The Face Of Affection", Bucks County, PA.


·      Cape Town International Convention Center, "Infected & Affected", Cape Town, South Africa.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (84 group exhibitions from 2018 – 2013)


. .     PHOTOWORK 2019, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Juried by James A. Ganz, Senior Curator of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.         

. SDN’s Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Bronx, NY, Bronx Documentary Center. (Juried by Glenn Ruga, Founder and Director, Social Documentary Network.

.       The Print Center, Phila., PA. “93rd Annual International Competition”, Semi-finalist. (Juried by Jose Diaz, Chief Curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA and Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator of PHOTOGRAPHY and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.)

.   10th Annual Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL. “WE LIKE SMALL THINGS v.2”, (Juried by Aimée Beaubien.)

.      Los Angles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA. "Fifth Annual Members Exhibition". (Juried by Catherine Couturier, Owner/Director Catherine Couturier Gallery,  Houston, TX)            

·      b. j. spoke gallery, Huntington, New York. “FOCUS 2018”(Juried by Kelly Sidley, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY.) 

·      Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. “PORTRAIT EXHIBITION”. (Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA).

·      South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA. “FLORA & FAUNA”. (Juried by Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Don’t take Pictures’ magazine).

·      Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.” HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL: SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS “.

·      Valid Foto Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.The Photography Gala Awards,WOMEN SEEN BY WOMEN”, Finalist.

·      Strange Fire Collective, A Public Slideshow, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA. “CALL AND RESPONSE: ART AS RESISTANCE”. 


·      Head on Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia,”HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2018”. Associated Exhibitor, (Moshe Rosenzveig, Creative Director). 

·      NYC4PA, New York, NY. “PATTERNS and SHADOWS”. (Juried by Stephen Perloff, Editor of The Photo Review).

·       Don’t Take Pictures Magazine,“BIRDS OF A FEATHER”. (Juried by Kat Kiernan, Editor-n-Chief)

·      Los Angeles Center of Photography, “THE CREATIVE PORTRAIT”Los Angeles, CA. (Juried by Ann Jastrab, curator, consultant, editor and writer).

·      Photo Review,“THE 2017 PHOTO REVIEW 33RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. (Juried by Yancey Richardson, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY,


·      RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization,Gallery MC, New York, NY.,“Transformation”. (Juried by Maureen Burns-Bowie, listed in Who’s Who and Jayanthi

       Moorthy, artist).

·      Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO.“PORTRAITS 2018”. (Juried by Paul Martineau, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.) 

·      Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY. “THIRD ANNUAL GROUP SHOW”., (Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.) 

·      Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO.”PHOTOGRAPHY AS RESPONSE”. (Juried by Christy Havranek, Huffington Post.)

·      Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.”HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017: SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS “.

·      South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA. “STRENGTH & BEAUTY: THE WOMEN'S SHOW”. (Juried and curated by Molly Roberts, National Geographic).

·      Mishkin Gallery, NY, NY.SMALL WORKS BARUCH 2017”. (Juried by Elizabeth Avedon, Curator, and Writer.)


·      Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY. “FAMILY”. (Juried by Harvey Stein, Director of Umbrella Arts Gallery and Photographer.) 

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middleburg, VT. “PERSONAL NARRATIVE”. (Juried by Susan Burnstine, Photographer).

·      Southeast Center for Photography,Greenville, SC. “MASKS”. (Juried by Aline Smithson, Photographer, Founder of LENSCRATCH). 

·      Photo Review,“THE 2016 PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. (Juried by Malcolm Daniel, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.)

·      Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. “22ND JURIED SHOW, PETER URBAN LEGACY EXHIBITION”. (Juried by Elizabeth Avedon, Curator and Writer.)


·      Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA. “PHOTO' 15”. (Juried by Sarah Greenough, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

·      Stovall Family Gallery, Kimmel Galleries, New York University, NY, NY.“I/THOU”. (Curated by Pamela Jean Tinnen, New York University's Kimmel Galleries, NY, NY)

·      Stephen F. Austin Galleries, Nacogdoches, TX.  “TEXAS NATIONAL 2015”. (Juried by Zhi Lin, artist.)

·      Month of Photography, Denver, CO “.THE BIG PICTURE,”Monthof Photography, (Juried by Mark Sink, photographer and curator). 


·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “PORTRAITURE: EXPRESSION AND GESTURE”. (Juried by Karen Haas, The Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.)

·      Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY.”KIDS (NOT CUTE)”. (juried by Harvey Stein, Director of Umbrella Arts Gallery and photographer.)

·      University of the Arts Photography Gallery 1401, Phila., PA, THE 2014 PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. (Juried by Jennifer Blessing,

       GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York, NY.)

·      Aperture Foundation, New York, NY. “APERTURE SUMMER OPEN”. (Juried by Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation).

·      Imprints Magazine and online. “PWPSPRING 2014 INERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CALL FOR ENTRY”. (Juried by Andrea Meislin, Director Andrea Meislin Gallery.)

·      The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. “INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES”. (Juried by Hamidah Glasgow, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft.

       Collins, CO.)

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “THE ART OF TRAVEL”. (Juried by Kurt Mutchler, National Geographic.) 


·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “PHOTOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCER”. (Juried by Kate Ware, New Mexico Museum of Art).

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “PERSONAL PORTRAITS”. (Juried by Frank H. Goodyear III, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.)

·      Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD.  “PARALLAX—Women’s Photography Exhibition”. (Juried by Martha Madigan, Artist).

·      New York Center for Photographic Arts, Gallery 69, New York, NY. “PEOPLE”second prize. (Juried by Thomas Werner, author, photographer).

2012 - 1979

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.“WINDOWS & MIRRORS”. (Juried by Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, Corden/Potts Gallery).

·      Online exhibition,“PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS’ 37TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTR.Y”. (Juried by Deborah Willis, artist, educator

       and photographer).

·      Soho Photo, New York, NY. “PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRY”. (Juried by Elinor Carucci and Stephen Perloff).

·      Photo Review,“THE 2010 PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. (Juried by Brian Paul Clamp, Clamp Art).

·      RAYKO PHOTO CENTER, San Francisco, CA.“(POR)TRAIT REVEALED”. (Juried by Ann Jastrab).  

·      Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA.“DAYDREAM NATION”). (Juried by Jock Reynolds (Yale Art Gallery) and Joshua Chuang (Frankel Gallery)).

·      SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX. "TEXAS NATIONAL ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION".  (Juried by Roger Shimomura.)

·      The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, NY. “ROLL A DAY. (Curated by Susan Kleckner.)

·      Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYFirst Juried Photographic Exhibition”.  (Juried by Irving Penn and Roy Lichtenstein)


2018 - Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.” HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL: SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS “.

2017LOS ANGELES CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Los Angeles, CA., “Third Place, FOURTH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION". (Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of

Photography, Winchester, MA).

2017-Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.” HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL: SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS “.

2014 - University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Phila., PA, and THE PHOTO REVIEW,” Prize, PHOTO REVIEW 2014 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. (Juried by Jennifer Blessing, GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York, NY.)

2014 - Imprints Magazine and online.“GRAND PRIZE, THIRD PRIZE, HONORABLE MENTION PORTRAITS”. (Juried by Andrea Meislin, Andrea Meislin Gallery).

2013 -    New York Center for Photographic Arts, Gallery 69, New York, NY. “SECOND PRIZE, PEOPLE”, (Juried by Thomas Werner, author, photographer.) 

2012 -   Imprints Magazine and online.  “SECOND PRIZE, Travel Category of Professional Women Photographers’ 37th Anniversary International Women’s Call for Entry". (Juried by Deborah Willis, artist, educator and photographer).

2010 -Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY.“FIRST PRIZE, JURORS’ SELECTION, People Category, Professional Women Photographers’ 35th Anniversary International Women’s Call For Entry”. (Juried by Elinor Carucci and Stephen Perloff.)


2018 HYPERALLERGIC, online magazine, “Seven Contemporary Photographers Represent Trans Communities on Their Own Terms”, written by Monica Westin and Roula Seikaly.

2018         ZEKE Magazine, print and online, "WOMEN WORK" pages 37 and 53 written by Ezinne Ukoha.

2017          DON’T TAKE PICTURES, a print and on-line publication.  Kat Kiernan, Editor-In-Chief.




2014        POZ Magazine, cover photograph, NY, NY.

2010        POZ Magazine, cover and inside photographs, NY, NY.

2010        UTNE READER Magazine, “AIDS Stigma Destroys Careers and Friendships,” article photographs, 

2009        POZ Magazine, cover photograph, 

2008        REAL HEALTH Magazine, cover photograph.


Photographs are in private collections in the United States and Europe.
















 Joan Lobis Brown, Summer 2017

Joan Lobis Brown, Summer 2017