Lisa Fanning


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Lisa Fanning
About the author

Born in 1967 to artistic parents (both poets), Lisa was destined to find her own path to artistic expression. An early love of photographs and their ability to intimately invite a person into an internal dialogue about a subject drew Lisa to photography. As a photographic artist, she is able to point to the small, quiet details of life and the overall human experience as we know it, but rarely see it. Lisa has exhibited work at galleries throughout the United States and in Brazil. Recent highlights of her photography career include winning a juror award for her piece called “Resting Place” in the “Glimpses in Time: An International Juried Photography Exhibition in Honor of James Van Der Zee” and having her work purchased by and included in the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank Collection. In 2008, she was also selected to be the official photographer for the President of Mali during his visit to Washington, which included covering meetings at the White House and Pentagon. Lisa loves Holga cameras, but primarily works in digital. She is influenced by the work of the late Henri Cartier Bresson and Gordon Parks. Lisa received a bachelor’s degree in French and a master’s degree in Intercultural Communication in the early nineties. Although Lisa grew up in Indiana and currently resides outside of Washington, DC, places like Paris, France; Dakar, Senegal; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lisbon, Portugal; Hamburg, Germany, and Nicosia, Cyprus have provided the backdrop for many of Lisa’s adventures as a student, intern, independent traveler, and professional.