Liz Arcus

My name is Liz and I love documenting life and love through photography and multimedia.Preserving history, preserving stories and celebrating life is one of my greatest joys. Liz balances her photographic life with being a mother of two teenage children who are also very interested in the arts and community.

My approach when photographing anything is with an open mind, in a gentle heart-centered way to tell a story, to capture who people truly are, to capture reality, to show the connections between one another, celebrating people in a fun, natural, way photographing from the inside out. I also love to combine the spoken word, written word, your stories and imagery.  

I have a residential gallery in Kialla, just near Shepparton, in central Victoria. I enjoy working Australia wide & Internationally also. Embracing my local community is very important to me.

I shoot both digital & traditional medium format film and have been working as a professional photographer for over 20 years. I am a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). In 2010 I am very proud to say that I was chosen as one of Australia’s top 10 Wedding photographers & am honoured to have been awarded many international and national photographic awards. In September 2012 I was proud to be a guest speaker in the U.S at a photography festival in Palm Springs presenting on community projects and again in October 2013 in Los Angeles. I am honoured to be a multi award winning international and national photographer.

Humanitarian, community and documentary projects are very important to me – to give others a voice.2013 I completed Think About It Project - a collection of ten documentaries – The eight attitudes associated with the Riddle scale of homophobia are drawn upon as the young people’s voices ‘emerge’, sharing their real life experiences (of loss & love, abuse and praise, hatred and hope, isolation and equality, vulnerability and strength), in the hope that the broader community will experience these short films, and then ‘think about it’. In 2012 I held two exhibitions focused on the area I live in ‘a part of me – the light within’ exhibition  – a social documentary focusing on teens of this area and also the Hear my Heart Project - giving a voice to those that have experienced abuse.

I am a proud volunteer photographer for an organisation called Heartfelt - giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units, as well as children with serious and terminal illnesses.

Photography is a major part of my life and my tool to help others in many different ways. 

About Our Member

Member Type: individual
Location: Shepparton
Art Form: Community Arts

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