Lissa Rivera Resume

Lissa Rivera is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York, whose work has received multiple grants and honors, and been exhibited internationally. She grew up near Rochester, New York, home of Eastman Kodak, where as a child she was exposed to the treasures at the George Eastman Museum. After receiving her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, Rivera worked professionally in collections, including the Museum of the City of New York, where she became fascinated with the social history of photography and the evolution of identity in relationship to photographic technologies. “Beautiful Boy,” Rivera’s latest project, takes her interest in photography’s connection with identity to a personal level, focusing on her domestic partner as muse. She was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for the biennial exhibition at the National Museum of Woman in Arts and received the The Peter Urban Legacy Award in the 2016 Griffin Museum Juried Show, curated by Elizabeth Avedon. Rivera also received the 2016 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award curated by Jessie Wender, Fiona Rogers, Kevin Wy Lee, Sarah Sudhoff, Liz Lapp, and Jennifer Schwartz.


Beautiful Boy

Lissa Rivera writes: “‘Beautiful Boy’ is an ongoing project that began as a confession …


Lissa Rivera writes: “These dioramas are inspired by my interest in Daguerre’s career both …

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