Susan Walsh was a judge in the 2021 v03 Artistic Guild Contest
WPJA Judge since 2006 -
Susan Walsh has worked as a staff photographer for the Associated Press since 1991. Walsh started in the Boston bureau but transferred to Washington in 1997 and traded in covering traditional sports for the sport of politics. In 1999, Walsh was part of the Associated Press team to win the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for a collection of photographs of the key players and events stemming from President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Walsh served as president of the White House News Photographers Association from 2001 to 2006 and during that time battled with the administration of President George W. Bush to significantly reduce the use of handout photos. During her career, Walsh has photographed every president since Carter, who was not president at the time. Her job includes international travel with presidents and political leaders. During her days off, Walsh can be found playing hockey or watching her son play hockey at one of the rinks near her home in Annapolis, Maryland.