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Liz Orton

Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Photography
London College of Communication
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Liz  Orton


Liz Orton is an Associate Lecturer on BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication. She is a visual artist working with photography, text and film to explore the relationship between images, technologies and authorship. Liz's work engages widely with archives, both real and imagined, to explore the tensions between personal and scientific forms of knowledge.

Recent projects include Every Body is An Archive (2019), The Longest and Darkest of Recollections (2017) and A Handful of Soil for the Whole Horizon (2015).

Liz graduated from the MA Photography at LCC in 2014 and has a background in visual sociology. She worked for ten years with the charity PhotoVoice running community photography projects and has an ongoing interest in ideas of authorship, agency and the relationship of images to political change.

Liz’s recent work has been supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Mead Fellowship and UCL Performance Lab. She exhibits widely both in the UK and internationally. Artist residencies have included London University College Hospital, York Museum Trust, Kew Gardens and Epping Forest Field Centre.

Liz was recently awarded a Grand Challenges Grant for an ongoing project about the algorithmic gaze, resulting in an edited book, Becoming Image: Medicine and the Algorithmic Gaze. She recently published Every Body is an Archive and is working on a new book Herbarium of Extinction which will be published by Fw: Books in 2021.

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