Liz Daly received a Professional Certificate in photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops in 2004. A graduate of the University of Vermont, she has been working as a freelance photojournalist and assistant.
Profoundly interested in the documentary tradition, Daly is especially adept at focusing her discerning, skillful lens on children and adolescents. Her projects have included series on a high school cheerleading squad as well as street games and playgrounds. Daly’s background in psychology informs her photographs; the resulting subtle character studies often focus on interactions and body language.
Featured online is a recent body of work on fairs and festivals, including the Topsfield Fair, and the people that populate them. The fairgoers—as much as part of the spectacle as the spectacle that they attend—are bathed in the warm, Rembrandt-like afterglow. Entranced at first by the enticing games, rides, and lights lining the midway, Daly’s visitors seem to give way to a languid mood at the close of the day. Her resulting circumspect portraits transcend time and place.
- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator
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