24 February 2020

A Video Interview with Liza Ambrossio

24 February 2020 - Written by Giuseppe Oliverio

The Mexican photographer was selected for a solo show at PhEST as part of the PHmuseum 2019 Photography Grant prizes. In this interview, she tells us about her experience at the festival and her long-term project The Rage of Devotion.

© PHmuseum, from An Interview With Liza Ambrossio

Originally she wanted to become a doctor. She started her project when she was 16 years old thanks to her family's housekeeper. She considers her work as a psychoanalysis of her family and culture or more simply as a tarot reading covering 10 years of life.

This is Mexican photographer Liza Ambrossio whose project The Rage Of Devotion was selected by the team of PhEST among all of the submissions of the PHmuseum 2019 Photography Grant for a solo exhibition at the latest edition of the festival. I had the pleasure to interview Liza in those days and learn about the deep stories behind the genesis and development of her work. She also discussed her photography approach, commented her experience at the Italian Festival and her opinion on PHmuseum and online opportunities.

Get to know more about her photography, which lies between a documentary and artistic vision, and apply to the PHmuseum 2020 Photography Grant for being taken into consideration for the next solo show at PhEST. In a few weeks we will announce the next work to be in Monopoli, Italy from September until November 2020.


Directed by Giuseppe Oliverio. Produced by PHmuseum. Shot in Monopoli, Italy (September 2019). Music by Darkside. Duration: 6 min



The PHmuseum Photography Grant is an annual initiative that recognises the importance of photography and visual storytelling. To participate, you are invited to submit one or more projects centered around a specific theme, narrative or concept. All approaches are welcomed, from classic narratives to innovative and experimental projects. Learn more and present your work at before 27 February (11:59pm GMT). For the second year in a row, PhEST’s team will select a work from all the submissions to be granted a solo show during the fifth edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in September 2020.

Written by

Giuseppe Oliverio

Reading time

2 minutes

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