ABOUT

Liz Hingley is a British photographer and anthropologist whose work bridges academic scholarship and artistic practice.

After graduating with a first class BA Honors in Photography from Brighton University in 2007, Liz was offered a two-year scholarship to FABRICA research and communication department in Italy. There she made the work Under Gods: 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 2013 Photophilanthropy award, the 2012 Prix Virginia, and the 2011 Getty Editorial Grant.

In 2012, Liz gained an MSc in Social Anthropology from University College London with distinction and began to work primarily within universities to explore and expand the possibilities of the visual side of research. She has held posts at University College London and Fudan University, Shanghai, and worked with the University of Texas and Sussex University. Liz is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham.

Between 2013 and 2016, Liz was based in China as a Visiting Scholar of the Academy of Social Sciences, and also worked as a creative consultant and educator for various agencies and brands. ‘End Of Lines’ was published as the book Shanghai for the Portraits De Villes series designed by Be-Poles in 2013. Washington University Press will publish Shanghai Sacred in early 2018.

 

Selected solo exhibitions
Breathing Brass, FORMAT Festival, Derby, UK, 2017
Under Gods, SIDE Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2017
Shanghai Sacred, DongGang Museum of Photography, Korea, 2016
Resonance 感应, OCAT Museum, Xi’an, China, 2017
Shanghai Sacred, Ray Arts Centre, Shanghai, China, 2015
Stories from Soho Road, Guernsey Photography Festival, 2015
The Jones Family, Festival Images Singulières, France, 2014
End of Lines, ONE Gallery, Shanghai, 2014
Spiritual Objects Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, UK, 2013
Under Gods, St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life, Glasgow, UK, 2013
Under Gods, Petit Poule Noire Gallery, Paris, France, 2012
The Jones Family, L’ Hôtel de Sauroy, Paris, France, 2012
Under Gods, The Visual Arts Centre, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2012
Under Gods, HOST Gallery, London, UK, 2011

Awards, Fellowships and Residences
Sony World Photography Award finalist, 2016
The World Report Spotlight Award, 2014
Photo Philanthropy Professional Activist Award Grand Prize, 2013
PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris. Portraiture category, 2013
Prix Virginia, award and commission, 2012
PhotoEspagne 2012 selected Under Gods as one of the top 100 books of 2011
Open Society Institute Grant, 2012
Reflexions Masterclass participant, 2012
Getty Image Editorial Grant winner, 2011
Joop Swart Master Class nominee, 2011
Alexandra Boulat Scholarship winner, 2011
Selected as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers, 2011
University College London Anthropology Research Bursary, 2011
Eugene Smith Award, Finalist, 2010
Canon Association of Female Photojournalists award, 2010
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward winner, 2010
World In Focus photo essay winner, 2009
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009
FABRICA Scholarship, 2008-2010
Rhubarb Rhubarb International Bursary winner 2009
Terry O’Neill Award winner, 2007
Finalist, Ian Parry Photography Scholarship 2007 and 2010

Books
Shanghai Sacred, Washington University Press 2018
Home Made in Smethwick, Multistory Publishing, 2016
End of Lines, Shanghai, collection Portraits de Villes, Be-Poles, 2013 (now in its fourth edition)
Under Gods: Stories from Soho Road, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011
Under Gods: Stories from Soho Road, Editions Intervalles, 2011