Spanning two decades, the work of Liz Ham is both broad in form and appeal, comprising a signature style of humour, nostalgia and narrative. These elements – which have defined her work across fashion photography, portraiture and documentary – are a unique attribute of one of Australia’s most prominent and recognised female photographers.
In addition to working professionally in fashion, editorial and advertising, Ham’s personal work continues to be exhibited and documented, most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and in a cover story for international art journal Art Monthly. Her work has been collected by the Australian National Library Archives, the State Library of Victoria and New South Wales and exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, the Australian Centre for Photography, Stills Gallery and The Liverpool Biennale, United Kingdom.
Ham’s romantic, engaging photography, often inflected by youth subcultures and bygone eras, has been published by Elle Australia, Vogue Australia, i-D Australia, Blackbook, Dazed & Confused, Nylon, InStyle, Madison, Russh, Oyster, GQ, Vogue Nippon and Manuscript. Her extensive celebrity portfolio includes such high profile actors and personalities as Emma Booth, Kimbra, Miranda Otto, Xavier Samuels, Julia Stone, Jessica Mauboy and Sia. Ham’s advertising clients include David Jones, The Australian Ballet, Herringbone, Ksubi, Wrangler, Peter Alexander, Chambord and Telstra.