The Longest and Darkest of Recollections © Liz Orton
Liz Orton © York Mediale

Liz Orton

Liz Orton is a visual artist whose practice is based on entanglements of landscape, technology and the body.

She engages widely with archives, both real and imagined, to explore the tensions between personal and systematic forms of knowledge.

The Longest and Darkest of Recollections was made as part of her Mead Fellowship award at the University of Arts in 2016. Liz teaches BA Photography at the London College of Communication and regularly provides workshops and training in collaborative photographic practices. She currently holds a Wellcome Trust arts grant for her long-term project about medical image technologies and archives, Digital Insides.

Her first book, A Handful of Soil for the Whole Horizon, was shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award, the Kassel Dummy Award and the Unseen Photobook Award. Liz has exhibited widely and recent group shows include The Mile End Arts Pavillion, FACT Liverpool and Format Photography Festival.

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