Liz's work is about social engagement, using encounters with communities and their daily lives to create atmospheric and meaningful photographs. She photographed international representatives of the Emmaus community for the 'With Others' project, while in 'Homeless at Home' Liz Hingley photographed homeless people in the setting of an intricately designed show home.
Her major project 'Under Gods' in 2011 was realised in a touring exhibition and publication. Under Gods, stories from Soho Road’ was published by Dewi Lewis publishing, March 2011 with exhibitions at HOST Gallery, London, and Studio la Citta, Verona. Constantly excited by how photographs can arouse curiosity, tell stories in different voices and see through different eyes, Liz's series focuses on the practice of faith among the inhabitants of the three-mile stretch of Soho Road in Birmingham, the city she grew up in.
Liz Hingley, the daughter of two Anglican priests, explores the complex issues involved in multi-faith communities, ranging from immigration, through to secularism and religious revival. “Faith is exhibited in all the shops, shown off as symbols on hats and t-shirts, branded in tattoos,” says Hingley. “It is religion rather than race that now defines the local communities.”
Under Gods was developed during Liz Hingley’s residency at Fabrica, Benetton research centre on communication. London based, Liz Hingley has won numerous awards for her photography including the Terry O’Neil award 2007, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009, Canon AFJ and Figaro Magazine Award 2010, . Her work was highly commended in the 2010 and 2007 Ian Parry Award and in 2011 she was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers.