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Shanghai is a metropolis that sees itself as the birthplace of “New China”, a hub of cultural and religious diversity. This multilayered identity is enshrined in a patchwork of “sacred spaces” scattered throughout the city. This series of images intimately documents how sacredness continues to be engineered in today’s Shanghai, through the exploration of four dimensions : “landmarks”, “compounds”, “privacy”, and “waterways.” Through this exploration, we discover that churches, temples and mosques are complemented by homes and workspaces as well as by piers and virtual networks. In a vibrant global city, locating “sacredness” means to understand it as a process of ceaseless dislocation and relocation.
Liz Hingley is a British photographer and anthropologist. She holds a first class BA Honours in Photography, and an MSc in Social Anthropology with distinction from University College London. During a two-year scholarship with FABRICA, in Italy, she made the work ‘Under Gods, stories from Soho Road’, which was published by Dewi Lewis in 2011 and became an internationally touring solo exhibition. Her work has received numerous awards including the 2013 Photo Philanthropy award, 2012 Prix Virginia and 2011 Getty Editorial Grant. Liz is an Honorary Research Fellow of The University of Birmingham Philosophy and Theology department and an active member of The Migration Research Unit, University College London. In 2013 she moved to China as a Visiting Scholar of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The same year her work ‘End Of Lines’ was published as the book ‘Shanghai’, for the Portraits De Villes series designed by Be-Poles. In 2016 Xavier Barral will publish her next book ‘The Jones Family’. Exhibitions 2015
Ray Arts Centre, ‘Shanghai Sacred’ - solo show
2014
Guernsey Photography Festival, ‘Stories from Soho Road’- solo show
Festival Images Singulieres, Sète, ‘The Jones Family’
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, ‘Stories from Soho Road’- solo show ONE gallery, Shanghai, ‘End Of Lines’ – solo show 2013
Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, ‘Spiritual Objects’ - solo show
St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life, Glasgow, ‘Under Gods’ - solo show 2012
L’ Hôtel de Sauroy, Paris, ‘The Jones Family’ - solo show
The Visual Arts Centre, The University of Texas at Austin, ‘Under Gods’ - solo show Le Petit Poule Noire Gallery Paris, ‘Under Gods’ - solo show The White Cloth Gallery UK - ‘The Great British Public’
London Festival of Photography -‘The Great British Public’
Fotofestival Hannover, ‘Under Gods’
Somerset House London, 'World Photography Organization'
The House of Commons, London, ‘Our Lives’ picturing child poverty in Britain’
2011
HOST Gallery, London ‘Under Gods’ - solo show
No Found Photo Fair at Paris Photo ‘Under Gods’ - solo show
Passage Du Grand Cerf, Paris ‘Under Gods’ - solo show
St Barnabas House, London ‘Our Lives’ picturing child poverty in Britain’ Ring Cube Gallery, Tokyo ‘PDN award exhibition’
Getty Image Gallery London, Ian Parry Scholarship ‘The Jones Family’ Rencontres d’Arles, France, ‘Under Gods’ night of the year screening Look11 International Photography festival ‘Under Gods’ 2010
Wolverhampton Art Gallery ‘Under Gods’ stories from Soho Road’ - solo show Getty Image Gallery, London ‘The Ian Parry Scholarship award winners’
Visa Pour La image festival, Perpignan ‘Under Gods’
Rencontres d’Arles festival, France ‘Under Gods’ projection
Birmingham University ‘Handsworth 25 years on’ 2009
The Truman Brewery, London ‘Minba chair’ - solo wall installation Studio de la Citta, Verona ‘Under Gods’
National Portrait Gallery London, ‘Taylor Wessing Portrait prize’ World In Focus Gallery, New York ‘World in Focus 09’ Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery ‘Hungry’ 2008
University of Winchester Link Gallery ‘With Others’ - solo show The Village Underground, London ‘Finding Home’ - solo show Gallerie De La Tapestrie, France ‘Entre-deux’
Proud Galleries, London ‘Renaissance’ 2007
The Independent Photographers Gallery ‘Terry O’Neil award’ Getty Image Gallery London ‘Ian Parry Scholarship’ Brighton and Hove Museums ‘An Ideal Home' 2006
University of Brighton Gallery, ‘Second Sight’ Budapest University of Art and Design ‘Moholy- Nagy’ Awards 2015 ODEON Theatre, Paris, selected artist for annual programme
2014 The World Report Spot Light Award
2013 Photo Philanthropy Professional Activist Award Grand Prize
2013 PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris. Portraiture category second prize
2012 Prix Virginia, award and commission
2012 PhotoEspagne selected ‘Under Gods’ as one of the 2011 top 100 books
2012 Fotovisura Grant, honourable mention
2012 Open Society Institute Grant
2012 Reflexions Masterclass participant
2011 Getty Image Editorial Grant winner
2011 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable mention
2011 Joop Swart Master class nominee
2001 Alexandra Boulat Scholarship winner
2011 Selected as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers
2011 University College London anthropology Research Bursary
2010 Ian Parry International Scholarship, Highly commended
2010 Eugene Smith Award, Finalist
2010 Canon Association of Female Photojournalists, special mention award winner 2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward winner
2010 BJP Project Assistant award, finalist
2009 World In Focus photo essay winner
2009 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
2009 Salon 09 artist selection
2009 Rhubarb Rhubarb International bursary winner
2008 ‘Renaissance’ Photography for Breast cancer, finalist
2007 Terry O’Neil Award winner
2007 The Ian Parry photography scholarship, commended
2006 UNLTD Foundation, grant Books 2013 ‘End of Lines, Shanghai’ collection Portraits de Ville, Be-Poles
2011 “Under Gods’ stories from Soho Road” by Liz Hingley, Dewi Lewis Publishing
2011 “Under Gods’ stories from Soho Road” by Liz Hingley, Edition Intervalles
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