New Prestige Grant from Getty Images

October 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

I am trilled to announce that I have been awarded a $15,000 grant to continue developing a new project with the provisional title of Sweat of the Sun, Excrement of the Gods.

The project will develop over the coming year and is a direct response to the financial crisis of 2008 and a desire to connect particular interests of mine; global capitalism, technology, conflict and the role that women increasingly have within this arena.  The project will focus on the broader narrative around the material, gold, and how its application as a key nanomaterial is beginning to offer new solutions to a range of glob­al health and environmental challenges.

Gemma Padley said of the winning submission,

“Lisa’s treatment stood out to me primarily because of the strength and originality of the idea, and also the depth of research that has clearly gone into it. I was also impressed by how the photographer has taken time to place her project idea in its historical context, but at the same time ensure that the idea retains a contemporary edge. There are many possible outcomes for this piece of work but most of all, I’m excited to see how photography – a visual medium – can be used as a tool to explore, in deeper and more meaningful ways, an (invisible) topic that is highly relevant to us all today.”