Portraits De Villes Vues Choisies (Postcards), Shanghai
The largest city in China and the second most populous city in the world, Shanghai is the epicenter of China's booming economy. Home to more than 24 million people, it is unsurpassed as a major shipping and trade port in the world.
About the Artist:
Liz Hingley is a British photographer and anthropologist, currently based in Shanghai as a Visiting Scholar of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. She holds a first class BA Honours in Photography from Brighton University, and an MSc in Social Anthropology with distinction from University College London (UCL).
During a two-year scholarship with FABRICA, a research and communications organization in Italy, Liz Hingley made the work Under Gods, stories from Soho Road, which was published by Dewi Lewis in 2011 and became an internationally touring solo exhibition. In 2012, she joined Agence VU.
Liz’s work has been extensively exhibited and published. She has received numerous awards including the 2013 Photophilanthropy award, 2012 Prix Virginia and 2011 Getty Editorial Grant.
Teaching and research are key elements of her practice and she regularly develops projects with Universities and other educational institutions. Liz is an honorary research fellow of The University of Birmingham Philosophy and theology department and an active member of the Migration Research Unit at UCL.