From Mark Feeney’s article reviewing the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 22nd annual juried show, “The Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition”:
The look on the face of the subject of Lissa Rivera’s “Motel,” from her “Beautiful Boy” series, is at once distanced and immediate. What we see is Rivera’s genderqueer partner sprawled on a bed, staring at the ceiling. What we experience is a window on thought and feeling. Rivera won the show’s Peter Urban Legacy Award. It’s a good year for her. She was also in last spring’s “Exposure” juried show at the Photographic Resource Center.