Lisa Sorgini - Rocket Science

Lisa Sorgini is an Italian-Australian artist working in still photography. Her work investigates themes of the human condition; caregiving, motherhood, memory and familial spaces. Working on two long-form projects, Mother and In-Passing, she uses personal experience and sociological research to reveal complex narratives in the representation of women and mothers in current cultural spaces. Past projects have explored family dynamics (Thick Like Water), environment and place (The Bushfire, the Flood) and motherhood during the Covid pandemic (Behind Glass). She has been recognised in multiple awards including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (UK), National Portrait Prize (Aus), The Lucie Portrait Project, Head-On photo awards, Portrait of Humanity and Australian photography awards. Her work has been exhibited and published extensively worldwide, with notable profiles in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, NY Times and Creative Review.