Liz Deschenes is known for her minimalist, post-conceptual photography, inspired early-20th-century practitioners avant-garde artists.
As part of a recent exhibition, Deschenes exposed photographic paper to moonlight and then fixed them with silver toner indoors.
In a recent interview, she told BOMB Magazine,
“I am interested in the period before photography’s official invention and indoctrinations. Silver halides were found to be light sensitive in the early 1700s, but nobody could figure out how to arrest the action of the halides until the 1830s. “
Born in Boston in 1966, she and studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is in the collections of the Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Whitney and the Hirshhorn Museum, among others. She lives and works in New York.
Deschenes’s work is on view as part of the New Skin exhibition at the Aïshti Foundation, Jal el Dib.