Artist Talk with Liz Hingley
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Free and Open to the Public
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Center and the Department of Art and Art History in The College of Fine Arts, with additional support from the departments of Anthropology, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Program in British Studies and the Center for European Studies in The College of Liberal Arts.
About the Artist
Liz Hingley is an internationally recognized British photographer from Birmingham, UK. Her exhibition Under Gods, which is on view at the VAC through October 27, documents and celebrates the rich diversity of religions coexisting in Soho Road, Birmingham, as well as the reality and intensity of those different lifestyles. Her socially engaged photographs have won several awards, including the Getty Editorial Grant, and have been exhibited and published around the world.
Hingley holds a first-class BA (Hons.) in Editorial Photography from the University of Brighton and an MSc in Social Anthropology from University College London. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Migration Research Unit in University College London and will move to Fudan University in Shanghai in 2013 to continue her research into the trade of religious objects from China to Europe. For the last three years, Hingley has been working with interfaith communities in Britain and France.