Liz Darlington is a photographer from New Zealand residing in the United Kingdom. She has been exhibited both internationally and nationally.
Her work explores the relationship between photographic representation and memory. Memories are an amalgam of events, people and places that are transient by nature and frequently misrepresent actual lived experience. The fictionalized – even dreamlike – quality of these images evokes a timelessness; they represent neither past, nor present, nor future. Despite their self-evident falsity, we are towards their romance and nostalgia, perhaps because they are fictionalized and culturally determined: much like memory itself. Although her work may have the appearance of Pictorialist photography, the discomfort it embodies grounds it firmly in the context of post-millennium contemporary art.
Before relocating to the United Kingdom, Darlington was a Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, USA where she taught advanced digital imaging classes from 1999 to 2019. She now works as a freelance digital editor in the east of England.