Elizabeth Fleming (b. 1975 in Philadelphia, PA) is a photographer whose primary artistic focus explores how memory and nostalgia inform perceptions of the world. Her work seeks to communicate a sense of longing and mystery that is often overlooked in everyday scenes and objects by drawing attention to their underlying quiet beauty. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, earning both her BFA and MFA in photography with honors. Her work has been exhibited widely, including shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Hous Projects in New York City, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. She has received awards from institutes that include The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO and Photo Center NW in Seattle, and her images have been published in Lens on Life: Documenting Your World Through Photography, Fraction Magazine, and Foam Magazine, among others (see cv below for more information). 

In 2014 she returned to graduate school, earning her master's degree in sociology from Columbia University in 2016 where her central area of study concerned racial inequality in education. She currently works at the Council of State Governments Justice Center in New York City as a researcher and writer focused on prison reform, recidivism reduction, and behavioral health initiatives. She continues to shoot when she can eke out the time and lives with her husband, photographer/art teacher James Worrell, and their two daughters Edie (15) and June (12) in Maplewood, NJ. 



         MA, Sociology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2016

         MFA, Photography, Video, and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2001

         BFA, Photography, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1997



         SHOWING (work x family), Working Assumptions Foundation (traveling)


         Outlook, Flash Powder Projects Exhibitions (web)


         A FAIR, University of Kansas Art + DesignGallery, Lawrence, Kansas

         Becoming, Gallery 3, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

         Crusadefor Art: Nationwide tour of exhibitions, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, originating in Atlanta, GA

         EXPOSURE Exhibition, See|Exhibition Space, Long Island City, Queens

         Fear & Loathing, Art Photo Index Exhibitions, curated by Katherine Ware, New Mexico Museum of Art

         Ones2Watch, Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, Atlanta, GA


          Annual Photobook Exhibition, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

         The Greater Good: The collect.give Collection, Base Camp Photo, Greenfield, MA


         Indie Photobook Library at the Corcoran, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

         15th Annual Juried Show, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, juror: Crista Dix

         100 Portraits/100 Photographers, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

         New Directions: Moments, wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, curated by David Bram (traveling)

         Snap!Orlando: 100 Portraits/100 Photographers, Orlando, FL

         The Ten: Elizabeth Fleming, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

         Through the Plain Camera, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College (artist lecture)


         Versus, Hous Projects, New York, NY, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

         Blue, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

         Elizabeth Fleming & Bryan Wolf, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (artist lecture)

         FotoWeek DC: 100 Portraits/100 Photographers, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

         Graphic Intersections, Umbrage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         One Hour Photo, American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

         Photo LA: The Women of Versus, Hous Projects Booth, Los Angeles, CA

         Picturing Home, Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA

         Portraits, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, juror: David Little

         Terra Firma, wall space gallery, Seattle, WA (web)

         Yokohama Photo Festival Projection, Yokohama Japan, curated by Yoichi Nagata

         Home, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ


         Emerging Photographers Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY

         Unseen, Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         EXPOSURE, The Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, juror: Russell Hart

         Here and There, 709 Railroad Street Gallery, Johnstown, PA

         International Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, curated by Andy Adams

         Purpose projection 4-enfance, Festival Voies Off, Arles, France

         The Curve, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA


         Show Number One, Melanie Flood Projects, Brooklyn, NY

         22nd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of NJ, juror: Carter Foster, Whitney Museum

         Here and There, Snowflake/City Stock Gallery, St. Louis, MO

         Is it possible? Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, curated by Laurel Ptak (catalog)

         Purpose projection 4-enfance, Ecole National Supérieure d'Architecture La Villette, Paris, France

         Tiny tiny group show #7, curated by Kevin J. Miyazaki (web)


         A Field Guide to the North American Family, Gallery Bar, New York, NY

         Photo Exposition, Festival danSite, Salle du Minautore, Vallauris, France           

         Flash, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY

         Group Show no. 19, Humble Arts Foundation (web)


         Slide Show, Artists Space, New York, NY, curated by Jen Didik

         Beyond Bed, Bath & Kitschen, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ (catalog)


         A Slow Read, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Katarina Wong

         Familiar, ADM Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

         Small Works, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA, curated by Leah Oates

         DUMBO Art Expo XII, Brooklyn, NY


         Girl, Georgia State University Art & Design Galleries, Atlanta, GA, curated by Cathy Bird (catalog)

         Come Together (video), The Loid Der Loft, New York, NY


         Open Zone 4 (video), Ocularis at Galapagos Art & Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY

         How Music Sounds on My Uncle Mustafa’s System, Roulette Performance Space, NY

         Moving Image: 10 Years of Video Art, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

         New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Sutton 1 Theater, New York, NY

         Peephole: MFA Video Thesis Exhibition, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

         Coriolis, Metro 971 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         Video Salon, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY


         Here We Are: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Saint Louis Design Center, St. Louis, MO

         Mounds, Bixby Gallery, St. Louis, MO

         University City Photography Show, Culver City Gallery, St. Louis, MO



         Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist (fourth year running)

         Flashpowder Projects: Invitation-only photography retreat, Astoria, OR


         Annual Photobook Exhibition: Best of Show Award, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

         CENTER Santa Fe, Project Launch: top 4th percentile


         Photo Center NW Juried Show: Second Place, Seattle, WA


         IPA Lucie Awards: Honorable Mention


         International Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography: Artist Showcase Award, Fort Collins, CO

         Blurb’s Photography.Book.Now Juried Competition: Honorable Mention, Fine Art category

         Review Santa Fe: Juried portfolio review, Santa Fe, NM

         CENTER Santa Fe: Third Prize, Singular Image competition, juror: publisher Michael Mack

         Project 5: Portfolio review led by ClampArt, Daniel Cooney, Amador & Foley Galleries, New York, NY



         A Field Guide to The North American Family Reissue, Garth Risk Hallberg, Knopf: NY. (forthcoming)


         Landscape Stories Magazine, Issue 18

         Crusade for Your Art: Best Practices for Photographers, Jennifer Schwartz, Crusade Press: Atlanta.


         Fraction Magazine, Issue 50: The 5th Anniversary, edited by David Bram

         Someone I Know, edited by Stuart Pilkington


         Artists Wanted: Exposure 2012 (limited edition)

         Lens on Life: Documenting Your World, Stephanie Calabrese Roberts, Focal Press: London, England.


         A Book of Beds. Foam Magazine: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

         Annual Photo Center NW Publication, Volume 4

         collect.give Anthology, edited by Kevin J. Miyazaki

         Love Issue #2. Oitzarisme: Bucharest, Romania.

         Through the Plain Camera, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery: Haverford, PA. (cover)


         Newspace Center for Photography Spring catalog. Newspace Center: Portland, OR. (cover)


         Graphic Intersections, Fall 2009

         JPG Magazine: Beloved, Issue 20

         The Exposure Project Book, Issue 4


         /seconds, Issue 7

         purpose magazine, Issue 8

         VISION magazine, September 2008: Beijing, China.

         Wassenaar, Issue 1


         A Field Guide to The North American Family, Garth Risk Hallberg, Mark Batty Publisher: NY.

         f-stop magazine, issue 26


         Manhattan Arts International Magazine, 6th Annual Competition

         Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 17th Annual Photography Contest



        Light Leaked Magazine, “Elizabeth Fleming: Buried on Her 90th Birthday,” Sept. 21st


         Bird in Flight, Ira Veles: “Someone I Know,” July 8th


         Fraction Magazine, Issue 54: “Becoming,” September 2013

         Le Journal de la Photographie: “Fraction Magazine Celebrates 5 Years,” May 21st

         Lenscratch: “ElizabethFleming: Buried on Her 90th Birthday,” Oct. 29th

         Top Photography Films: “Elizabeth Fleming: Intuitive and Quiet,” July 17th


         ARTnews, Robin Rice: “Through the Plain Camera Review,” March 2012

         Dead Porcupine Mag: “ElizabethFleming,” Feb. 25th


         TIME magazine LightBox, Kevin J. Miyazaki: “collect.give: Photography Meets Philanthropy,” Nov. 1st

         The Philadelphia Inquirer, Edith Newhall: “A picture-perfect time for pictures at Haverford,” Oct. 30th

         Look See Now: “Once it’s over it’s over: Photography with Elizabeth Fleming,” Jan. 12th

         A Photo Editor: Author of the article “Jock Sturges in the Internet Age,” Dec. 13th

         Exposure Capture: “Interview with photographer Elizabeth Fleming,” March 16th


         Fraction Magazine, Issue 11, Mary Goodwin: “Review of Hous Projects’ show, Versus.”

         I Shoot Everything blog: “I Shoot Small Moments: Interview,” Jan. 13th

         Café Mom: “Picturing Motherhood,” May 11th

         a Curator magazine: “Latest Features,” Oct. 1st

         Larissa Leclair blog: “Interview: Elizabeth Fleming,” Jan. 8th


         Boston Photography Focus: “Be Exposed,” June 4th

         The Boston Phoenix, Greg Cook: “Water World: New talent at PRC,” June 12th

         Flak Photo, Image of the day, Dec.14th

         Academy A, “Elizabeth Fleming Interview,” Dec. 21st

         Thoughts on Photography: podcast with Paul Giguere, “Interview with Elizabeth Fleming,” Nov. 10th

         Shutter Sisters: “Six questions featuring Elizabeth Fleming,” March 26th

         Lenscratch: Aline Smithson, “Elizabeth Fleming,” Aug. 17th

         Nymphoto: Jane Tam, “A Conversation with Elizabeth Fleming,” Nov. 29th


         Conscientious, Joerg Colberg, “Elizabeth Fleming,” May 15th

         Exposure Compensation: Miguel Garcia-Guzman, “Photography with emotional quality,” May 8th


         The New York Times: Holland Cotter, “Sampling Brooklyn, Keeper of Eclectic Flames,” Jan. 23rd

         artnet Magazine: Stephen Maine, “Dateline Brooklyn,” Feb. 12th

         Philadelphia City Paper: Andrew Parks, “Strangely Familiar,” Aug. 19th

         The Weekly Dig: Kate Ledogar, “Tasty Little Numbers,” Dec. 8th


         The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Catherine Fox, “Girl Watching Fuels Thought,” Nov. 22nd

         Creative Loafing Atlanta: Felicia Feaster, “Grrrl Power,” Nov. 27th


         Waterfront Week, Vol. 11.7: Mary Magsamen, “Ocularis Open Zone 4 at Galapagos,” April 5th

         Journal of the American Photography Institute, Cheryl Younger, ed., NYU Press


         Waterfront Week, Vol. 10.8: Susan Hamburger, “Artburgher” April 24th 

Using Format