Lizzy Sullivan was born in Ancud, Chile and raised in Brooklyn New York. Working as a staff photographer, she has been a regular contributor to the New York Post for the past four years as well as Blackbook magazine and other publications.
She graduated from SUNY Purchase and received a BFA with a major in photography. Shortly after an internship at Pace MacGill gallery, Amber light printing and the 20 x 24 polaroid studio, she assisted Mary Ellen Mark, Peter Beard and Chuck Close .
In the past three years, she has been included in several group shows in Bermuda, LA and Brooklyn. In 2009, one of her photographs, “Rocket in Coney Island, 2008” was selected by the National Press Photographer’s Association to be in the group show, “Best of Women in Photojournalism, 2009.”
She is currently working on a series called Backstage Brooklyn's Burlesque. For the past 2 years, she has been following a group of dancers during their preparation and in between moments before and after their performances. Documenting these off-peak moments has enabled her to reveal a voyeuristic glimpse into the quiet moments of these dancers who are willing to bare it all on stage. In June one of her photos has been selected to be in Just Art 2010, a silent auction hosted by NYCLU.
Please visit her websites:
Purchase College SUNY, Purchase, NY December 2002
BFA, Photography, Cum Laude
New York Post, 1211 6th Avenue, NYC 10036 May 2004- Current
Chuck Close Studio, NY 10012 April 2004- 2006
Peter Beard Studio, , NYC February 2004
Pace MacGill Gallery, 32 57th Street, NYC 10022 September-December 2003
20 x 24 Polaroid Studio, 588 Broadway, NYC 10012 May- August 2003
Falkland Road Inc, May- August 2003
Mary Ellen Mark Studio, NYC 10013
AMBER LIGHT PRINTING, Millerton, NY 12546 June- August 2002
Best of Women in Photojournalism 2009
Southpaw, Brooklyn, 2009
Atlantic School Exchange, Masterworks Museum, Bermuda, 2006
“That We Do This Together”, Red Barn Gallery, Ellenville, NY, 2006
“Watermark”Galapagos ArtSpace, Brooklyn NY, 2004
The Popcorn Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY, 2003