Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lianne is an American documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Brazil, and a member of Panos Pictures. She is the first recipient of the inaugural 2015 Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award.
Lianne's work focuses on the effects of politics on people and their environments, in places such as SE Asia, Central and South America, and the U.S.
She began her freelance career in 2009 with a project documenting the rise of Sharia law in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. From 2009-2012, she continued her personal work in Southeast Asia and Latin America, exploring subjects such as food insecurity and the history of violence in Guatemala, as well as drug addiction and the impact of river dams on ethnic minorities living downstream in Cambodia.
In January 2013, she packed up her life in San Francisco and moved to Brazil - with cameras and surfboards in tow - to work on a collection of stories about changes in the country’s social and environmental landscapes, as well as exploring her coastal surroundings.
Lianne currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the City meets the Ocean. When she is not photographing, she's out there surfing.
Clients include: Action Aid, CNN, Die Zeit, Ford Foundation, Globe and Mail, Guardian of London and Sunday Observer, Marie Claire, National Public Radio, National Geographic News, Newsweek, New York Times, Open Society Foundations, Smile Train Charity, Sony, The Sunday Times of London, UNICEF, Washington Post, and many others.
2015 - Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award, 2013 - PDN Photo Annual Documentary, 2012 - AP/AI - American Photography Latin American Award
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