â??Under Gods, stories from Soho Roadâ?? explores religious life on Soho Road in Birmingham, one of the UKâ??s most culturally diverse cities, where over 90 different nationalities now live. The photographs focus on the quotidian spiritual practices (both formal and domestic) of the children along this one street, the site of some 30 religious centres for denominations from throughout the world. One community member stated that it is â??religion rather than race or culture that now defines the local communities.
Liz graduated from Brighton University with a first class BA Honors in Editorial Photography and went onto to complete a two-year scholarship with Fabrica research and communications department in Italy. She is currently completing an MSc in Social Anthropology at University College London and undertaking research in Paris. Alongside developing her photographic project â??Under Godsâ??, which explores multi faith urban communities. Liz has won numerous awards for her photography including the Canon AFJ Figaro magazine award 2010, and the â??Taylor Wessingâ?? National Portrait award 2009. Her work was highly commended in the 2010 and 2007 Ian Parry Award and a finalist for the Eugene Smith Grant 2010. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, France, Budapest and New York in such galleries as the Getty image gallery and the Budapest University of Art and Design. Her photographs have been published in international magazines and academic journals from the Sunday Times and Foto8 to the Visual Cultures journal and Le Monde. Liz regularly presents her work in Universities, Galleries, and Schools etc and has received commissions from Save the Children, The National Portrait gallery and The Royal Society of Arts.