Liz Hingley is a photographer, anthropologist and curator working primarily on long-term multi-platform projects that intimately explore contemporary rituals, systems of belief and belonging around the world.
After graduating with a first class BA Honors in Photography from Brighton University in 2007, Liz was offered a two-year scholarship at FABRICA, a cultural institute in Italy. There she made the work ‘UnderGods: Stories from Soho Road’, which was published by Dewi Lewis in 2011 and became an internationally touring solo exhibition. Her following project, ‘The Jones Family’, received the Catchlight Award, Prix Virginia, and Getty Editorial Grant.
Liz gained an MSc in Social Anthropology from University College London in 2012 and moved to China. Between 2013-16 she was a Visiting Scholar of the Academy of Social Sciences and produced two books: ‘Shanghai: End of Lines’ (Be-Poles 2013) and ‘Shanghai Sacred’ (Washington University Press 2018). Her forthcoming book will be published by GOST.
Her work has been published in Time, Le Monde, the Guardian, Financial Times, Economist magazine and New Scientist, as well as various academic journals. Liz is a trustee of AmberSide and curator at SIDE gallery in Newcastle. She is an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham and member of the Migration Research Unit at University College London.