LIZ LUCSKO (b. 1981) is an American photographer based in New York City. Liz studied journalism at the University of La Verne, California then earned a graduate degree in photography from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, New York. Liz started in photography as a freelance photojournalist for the Los Angeles Times, was a university photography professor, and has worked with the most well known fashion and portrait photographers in the industry; including apprenticing with Mark Seliger. Liz now turns the camera on herself in limited edition autoethnographic photography books. She plans to address topics including rape and sexual violence, effects of divorce on offspring, trappings of parental narcissism, absence of partner, social infertility, cyber depression, addiction to masterbation and porn, and female misogyny. She hopes to raise awareness of taboo topics that often lay dormant because of societal norms, but should be in the cultural conversation for the betterment of human kind.
Volume 01 – We are not Flowers is a limited edition, self-published photography book accompanied by a Polaroid captured with an iPhone. Her first book of self-portraits discloses the residuum of sexual violence through honest, intimate self-exploration engendering a freedom of feminine sexuality.