Mishka Henner and Liz Lock

Henner: Belgian/British b.1976 ~Lock: Canadian/British b.1978~ ~Liz and Mishka have worked on documentary projects across the North of England since 2004. Liz studied photography at Humber College in Toronto and Mishka read sociology at Loughborough University and Goldsmiths College in London. They met in London in 2003 and began working on documentary projects on the sink estate where they lived in Haggerston, Hackney. Since moving North, their practice makes use of environmental portraiture, landscape studies and local archives to represent the lives of post-industrial towns and communities still reeling from sustained industrial decline.~ ~Many of their projects are long-term, involving close collaboration with their subjects, and often involving workshops, curating personal and public photographic archives, and gathering oral histories and testimonies.~~

They are recipients of numerous major grants from Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards For All, The Henry Moore Foundation, British Council and the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics. In 2006 they were one of the UK winners of the Magenta Foundation Award for Emerging Photography and in 2007, Mishka received a Photo District News Award for a project on the transformation of China's rural and urban landscapes. Their clients include the Telegraph Magazine, the Guardian, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Newsweek, Flux, and The Idler.

 

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