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Instagram Takeover: Liz Orton

Visual artist, Liz, Orton, becomes our next guest editor for our Instagram takeover, November 2016.

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Liz Orton is a visual artist using photography, video and text to explore ideas of authorship and representation in relation to land and the body. She is interested in landscape as an entanglement of people, matter and technologies. Her work engages widely with archives, both real and imagined, responding to the tensions between personal and systematic forms of knowledge.

Liz currently holds a Fellowship at the University of Arts London for The Longest and Darkest of Recollections, a research project about contemporary geologic practice and ideas of photographic evidence. She also has a Wellcome Trust Arts Grant for her project Digital Insides, about medical imaging.

Liz graduated with an MA in Photography with Distinction from the London College of Communication in 2014. She teaches on BA Photography at LCC, and BA Fine Art at the University of the Arts Bournemouth.

Liz has extensive experience of running participatory and socially engaged photography projects. Her book A Handful of Soil for the Whole Horizon has been shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award, the Kassel Dummy Award and the Unseen Photobook Award.


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For more on our Instagram guest editors, click here. 

For more on Liz’s work, click here. 

Related project: Instagram Takeovers

We ask guest editors to take over our Instagram account for 5 days and show us what they’re looking at, their daily experiences and what they get up to. 

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