Lisa Sorgini is an Australian artist residing in the northern rivers, NSW (Bundjalung Country).
Her practice engages with the relationship between mother and child, of family and community and investigates societal perceptions and constructs that are often vastly at odds with lived experience.
She is deeply interested in the way familial landscapes, particularly the mother role, look and change over time and the shifting cultural representations.
In 2021 she released her first book 'Behind Glass', published by Libraryman (SE) and had works recognised as the winner of the Lucie Awards Portrait Project and CCP Ilford Salon for ‘Most Critically Engaged’ image, as well as being a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (UK), National Portrait Prize (Aus) and the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize (Aus).
In 2020 she was selected as the winner of the Lens Culture Critics Choice award for her portraiture series ‘Behind Glass’ and had work shortlisted for several other national and international awards including the 2020 CLIP Award, 2020 Australian Photography Awards and the Head On Portrait Prize.
Her work has been exhibited within Australia and internationally and published extensively worldwide, with interviews and features in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, Creative Review and National Geographic.
Lisa is represented worldwide by ACN Studio (New York) and is a proud member of Women Photograph'
2021: Behind Glass, published by Libraryman Books
2021: Mass Isolation Australia photo book, published by Ballarat Photo
2021: ICP Concerned: Global Images for a Global Crisis, published by G Editions.
2022: Shortlist, STORIES 2022, Photo Collective
2022: Winner, Portrait of Humanity, British Journal of Photography.
2021: Shortlist, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
2021: Finalist, Ravenswood Women's Australian Art Prize
2021: Finalist, National Portrait Prize,
2021: Winner, Lucie Foundation Portrait Project
2021: Winner, Centre for Contemporary photography Ilford Salon, ‘Most critically engaged’ work
2020: Winner, Lens Culture Critics Choice Award
2020: Finalist, CLIP Award (Perth centre for photography)
2020: Finalist, Australian Photography Awards (Stories)
2020: Semi-finalist, Head On Portrait Prize
2019: Finalist, Iris Award (Perth centre for photography)
2019: Finalist, Olive Cotton Award.
2019: Semi-finalist, Head On Portrait Prize.
2016: Semi-finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
2014: Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards
2013: Finalist, Photographic Museum Of Humanity - Art Basel, Miami, USA.
2022: - PHOTO 2022 Commission, Thick Like Water, Aus
2022 - The Portrait, Blindside Gallery, as part of PHOTO 2022, Aus
2022 - New Discoveries in Contemporary Photography (Lens Culture), Caelum Gallery, NYC
2021: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
National Portrait Gallery, UK
2021: National Portrait Prize - National Portrait Gallery, AUS
2021: Head-On 2020 Vision touring exhibition, AUS
2021: CCP Salon - Centre for Contemporary Photography, AUS
2021: Paris Photo - Lens Culture Critics Choice Exhibition, (On Hold)
2020: Photo Oxford Festival ‘Ways Of Seeing And Being Seen‘ Ovada Gallery, UK
2020: ‘On Hold’ Group Show. Museo de la Cárcova, Buenos Aires.
2020: #ICP Concerned ‘Global Images for Global Crisis’, International Center for Photography, US
2020 Auckland Festival of Photography, Mass Isolation Format screening, NZ
2020: CLIP Award, Perth Centre for photography, online, AUS
2020: Head on Portrait Prize - Semi-finalist projection, online, AUS
2019: Group Summer Show, Yeah Nice Gallery, AUS
2019: Iris Award Finalist exhibition - Perth Centre For Photography
2019: Selected for CCP Salon Instagram Project- CCP Melbourne, AUS
2019: Olive Cotton Finalist Exhibition - Tweed Regional Gallery, AUS
2019: Head on Portrait Prize - Semi-finalist projection, Paddington Town Hall, AUS
2018: Opening Group Show, Yeah Nice Gallery, Mullumbimby, AUS -
2018: We Are All Going To Die group show, Studio Tropico, Byron Bay, AUS.
2018: Many Hands x Sea Change group show, All press studio, Collingwood
2012: Photographic Museum Of Humanity group show, Art Basel, Miami, USA.
2022: Vogue Italia - ‘Lisa Sorgini è una giovane fotografa che racconta storie di maternità. Chi è lei e perché vale la pena seguirla.’
2022: Feature Shoot - The Raw Beauty of Early Motherhood, Unfiltered
2021: WE Present - The photographer explores the agony and ecstasy of motherhood.
2021: 6 Mois - Maternité Confinée
2021: Elephant Magazine - ‘What It’s Like Giving Birth During a Pandemic’
2020: D La Repubblica - ‘E se domani?’
2020: The Guardian - ‘Pain Can Be Poetic’
2020: The New Yorker - ‘An Australian Photographer’s Dreamy Portraits of Mothers and Their Children in Quarantine’
2020: TIME Magazine - 'You Feel Trapped and Overwhelmed': Mothers Understood Isolation Before the Pandemic’
2020: National Geographic - ‘Pictures reveal the intensity of motherhood—especially under lockdown’
2020: Creative Review - ‘The Australian photographer’s intimate series, Behind Glass, captures the “lightness and darkness” of parenting during lockdown’
2016: i_D Magazine, Australia - ‘Lisa Sorgini knows the Australian dream is slightly out of focus
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