News + Info: About Me

Lianne Milton is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Brazil and Washington, DC. Her work examines the impact of socio-economic issues on race, class, and citizenship - from global migration to the lasting effects of poverty and violence - as well as exploring the relationship between the environmental landscape and the human experience. She is a member of the photo agency, Panos Pictures.  

Lianne is an IWMF Fellow and Pulitzer Center recipient. Her awards include: shortlisted for the Visura Grant on Global Climate Change; Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award; Latin American Photography Award (APAI); L’Espresso Magazine Pictures of the Year; PDN Photo Annual in documentary; shortlisted for the FotoVisura Grant 

Her exhibitions include: Universal Health Care Forum, supported by UNDP; Festival Photo La Gacilly; Visa Pour L’Image; Photoville in NYC; Los Diez Latin American Photography Exhibition; and also held in a permanent collection at the African American History Museum, in Washington, DC. 

Published internationally, Lianne is a frequent contributor to news journals such as Le Monde magazine, US News & World Report, The Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, as well as many travel publications including inflight magazines, Conde Nast Traveller, and National Geographic Traveller. She also photographs for major international NGOs, such as ActionAid, Open Society Foundations, Smile Train, UNICEF and UN Women.  

In addition, Lianne has held artist talks at Youth Radio Oakland, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Art Institute, and Casa Publica in Rio de Janeiro. Lianne teaches workshops for early-career Brazilian women photographers in Rio de Janeiro, and contributes to The Everyday Projects. She has a BA in Photojournalism from San Francisco State University. Lianne was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

When Lianne is not photographing, she's out surfing with her husband along the jungle coastline of Brazil.