Cathaleen Curtiss was a judge in the 2019 v20 Photography Competition Contest

WPJA Judge since 2019 -

Cathaleen is an award-winning photojournalist, editor, and the current Director of Photography at the Buffalo News, with broad experience in online media as well as traditional print publications.

An active member of the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Cathaleen was previously the Coordinator of Entrepreneurship and Visual Media Consultant at Daemen College. She is managing director of JPGmag, a board member for the National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF), National Clip Chair for NPPA and a member of the board for CenterSpace. She also writes a blog “As I See It”. For over four years she has been recording an “iPhonoto” a day. She has had solo photography exhibits in NYC and Buffalo as well as juried work at the Corcoran Art Gallery, Library of Congress, the Building Museum and National Geographic. Most recently her work “AS i SEE IT” was exhibited at CEPA Gallery and “Through the Looking i” was on display at the Daemen College, Visual and Performing Arts Center. She regularly leads iPhonography workshops.

As a photojournalist she has documented events from Super Bowls to Superpower Summits, covering three presidential administrations. In 1990 she was named, Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association.

As Vice President of Global Photography at AOL, she built and managed a staff of visual content editors based in VA, NY, and Bangalore. While at AOL, she oversaw the direction, development, and implementation of AOL Visions and