A Humid Day from the series Rotan Switch

Granddaddy and Guy from the series Granddaddy and Bruce's Wedding

Granddaddy and Guy from the series Granddaddy and Bruce's Wedding

Painting of Nancy Sherwood from the series Nancy Sherwood: My Mother's Passing

Lisa McCord

Artist Statement

Lisa McCord is a fine art and documentary photographer from the Arkansas Delta who lives and works in Los Angeles and Arkansas. Her black & white and color photography focuses on her experiences on her family’s cotton farm, allowing the camera to take her places both in the past and present, creating photographs that explore her memories and tell her stories. McCord received her B.F.A from San Francisco Art Institute and an M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts. She also attended New York University, Le Contrejour, Paris, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.

Lisa has published several books on her southern life and LA culture. Rotan Switch, Waiting for the Trial, Osceola/ Highway 61, Nancy Sherwood: My Mothers Passing, Granddaddy and Bruce’s (Elvira) Wedding Reception, and LA Bathrooms/ Piñatas. Her work was featured in Black & White Photography (UK Edition). Lisa’s work has been shown in over 35 galleries and institutions such as Soho Photo Gallery in New York, NY; Bruce Lurie, Building Bridges, Fabrik Gallery, The Annenberg Space for Photography, and at Classic Photographs in Los Angeles, CA; Slow Exposures in GA, Brickworks Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Lisa Kurts Gallery and the Cotton Museum in Memphis, TN; and internationally at fotofever in Paris, France. She was a Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist in 2015 and 2016. McCord’s work is in the permanent collections of the Arkansas Arts Center and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.