Carla Liesching is an artist working across photography, writing, collage, sculpture, bookmaking and design. Grounded in experiences growing up in apartheid South Africa, she considers intersections of representation, knowledge and power, with a focus on colonial histories and constructions of race and geography. Carla’s project, Good Hope, was published by MACK in 2021, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Aperture Paris-Photo First Book Award, as well as the Arles Prix du Livre’s Photo-Text Category. Carla is based in New York and works as a Professor of Theory & Practice at Ithaca College; as faculty at the International Center of Photography; and as coordinator of the School of Criticism & Theory. In 2023 she will join Cornell University as a Visiting Critic in Photography.