Liza Faktor is a producer and curator working with documentary visual storytelling.
Born in Moscow she has been producing documentary editorial, exhibition and educational projects since 1996. After working for the InterFoto Festival in Moscow and the Ernst Haas Golden Light Awards in Rockport, ME, Liza co-founded Photographer.ru online magazine in 1999, and in 2005 - Agency.Photographer.ru. She worked as the agency managing director in 2005-2007.
Liza was the founding director of the Objective Reality Foundation
in Russia, in 2008-2010 producing [OR]EDU, an online project providing training in photojournalism and multimedia.
In 2011 she co-founded Screen
, an organization facilitating production and promotion of visual storytelling.†
Liza has curated over twenty exhibitions, including 'Projections of Reality' in Washington, DC and Moscow; '—hronicles of Daily Life'; 'Together, Apart'; 'Kavkaz. Photographs from Chechnya 1868-2002', at the Dutch Resistance Museum; 'City of Warmth', an exhibition project in Siberian urban environments; 'Rivers of Northern Asia'; 'Affects Me. Affects Everyone', a project on HIV/AIDS; and 'Insight into the World of Children' for UNICEF.
She is a recipient of the Howard Chapnick award in picture editing. Liza served as a jury member in photography competitions and nomination committees in Russia, Europe and the US, and held lectures, master classes and portfolio reviews worldwide.
She holds a BA in media editing/journalism from the Moscow University of the Humanities.
Liza is based in New York.
'Baroque St.Petersburg' (Museum of the history and development of Norilsk Industrial Region, 2005)
'Surface of Siberia' (Krasnoyarsk museum centre, 2003)
'InsideOutside: New Images from Russia' (FotoWeek DC, Washington, 2009)
'Descubrimientos' Finalists (PhotoEspana, Madrid, 2009)
'The Yenisey - River Stories' (International Museum Biennial, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center; Interfoto International Photography festival, Moscow, Novy Manezh Exhibition Hall, 2003)
'PhotoGrafika' (Novosibirsk Fine Arts Gallery, 2002)