Instagram Takeover – Lisa Sorgini

Lisa Sorgini has built a large body of work around the exploration of her own familial experience. Having grown up in a largely fractured and sometimes destructive family unit, and having lost her mother to cancer months after the birth of her first son, Sorgini is sensitive to the actuality that nurturing an deep love can exist alongside generational trauma and pain.

Born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1980, Sorgini is a photographic artist currently based in Northern New South Wales (Bundjalung Country) Australia. Her work has been exhibited within Australia and internationally and published extensively, with recent notable interviews in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, Creative Review, and National Geographic. She was recently selected as winner of the 2020 Lens Culture Critics Choice award and finalist in the 2020 CLIP Award and 2020 Australian Photography Awards (Stories).

Sorgini is taking over @paperjournalmag from today until 24th August. You can follow her @lisa.sorgini and see more of her work at