Jo Ann Chaus (b. 1954) is an American photographer from and based in the New York metro area She holds two cerCficates from the International Center of Photography in New York City. In 2016 Jo Ann self-published “Sweetie & Hansom”, a 60-image book with original text exploring family, relationships and loss. Her current body of work, “Conversations with Myself”, is a collection of performative self-portraiture that explores women’s roles and identity, currently under edit for publishing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she holds special recognitions and awards: Featured Artst at Cortona on the Move Festival, Cortona Italy, July-October 2021, Critical Mass Top 200 2020, 2019, 16th and 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers Winner Self Portrait Series, Winner 13th Pollux Awards non-professional category, Critical Mass 2019 Top 200, Klompching Fresh 2019 Finalist, PDN Emerging Photographer Fall 2019 Winner, Candela Unbound8! and 9! juried exhibitions, Permanent Collection in the Center for Creative Photography Qualities of Light Exhibition, Juror’s Choice South East Center for Photography Portrait Exhibition 2019.