Liam Maloney

Liam Maloney (Canadian, b. 1975) is a Toronto-based documentary photographer working on stories about conflict and forced migration from the Middle East. Central themes in his work are the idea of home and its significance for those who have been displaced, as well as the intersection of technology and intimacy during wartime.

His work has been commissioned and published by The Globe and Mail, TIME magazine, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, CBC, Mother Jones, La Maleta de Portbou, Maclean’s and many others. Maloney’s work has been exhibited at Images: Festival des Arts Visuels de Vevey (Switzerland), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Moving Walls 23 (New York) and Le Mois de la Photo (Montreal), where his installation won the Dazibao Prize.

Maloney was shortlisted for the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (2014) and the Lucie Foundation Scholarship Program (2015). He has recently been nominated for the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award and Le Prix Pictet (2016). Previously, he was a nominee for the Joop Swart Masterclass and participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2007. He holds a RISC certificate in battlefield medical response and is a member of the Frontline Freelance Network.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Liam Maloney

Texting Syria

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Texting Syria is an installation exploring the experience of Syrian refugees in the context of connectivity in the digital age. In these portraits, Syrians in Lebanon fleeing the civil war back home use mobile phones to stay in touch with their families who remain under siege in the city of Homs. A mundane and ubiquitous act — checking or sending a text message — is transformed by war into communiqués that can be a matter of life and death.

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