Liz Daly received a Professional Certificate in photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops in 2004. A graduate of the University of Vermont, she has been working as a freelance photojournalist and assistant.

Profoundly interested in the documentary tradition, Daly is especially adept at focusing her discerning, skillful lens on children and adolescents. Her projects have included series on a high school cheerleading squad as well as street games and playgrounds. Daly’s background in psychology informs her photographs; the resulting subtle character studies often focus on interactions and body language.

Featured online is a recent body of work on fairs and festivals, including the Topsfield Fair, and the people that populate them. The fairgoers—as much as part of the spectacle as the spectacle that they attend—are bathed in the warm, Rembrandt-like afterglow. Entranced at first by the enticing games, rides, and lights lining the midway, Daly’s visitors seem to give way to a languid mood at the close of the day. Her resulting circumspect portraits transcend time and place.

- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator

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Steve Deane
February 2005

Andrew Warren
January 2005

Jane Hesser

December 2004

Jessica Burko
November 2004

Amy Montali

October 2004

Luke Snyder

September 2004

Matthew Gamber
August 2004

Mariliana Arvelo
July 2004

Ken Richardson

June 2004

Julie Melton
May 2004

Marlo Marrero
April 2004

Erik Gould
March 2004

Mori Insinger
February 2004

Jen Kodis

January 2004

Amber Davis
December 2003

Paul Taggart

November 2003

Marla Sweeney
October 2003

Dylan Vitone
September 2003

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about the Northeast Exposure.



For a few weeks every summer, fields and empty parking lots in New England towns are animated by the color, light, and sounds of the fair. Nostalgic adults and unsupervised kids come together and transform the scenery into a mythic playground.

With my camera, I roam the event, observing the lives of strangers, yet seeing the familiar. I am drawn to fleeting moments that reveal a chemistry between people and place. In this ongoing series, I aim to create a tension between the enchanted and the everyday reality I encounter at the fair.

- Liz Daly