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Eliza is a photographer, facilitator, speaker and gender rights activist. After graduating from The University of the Arts Brighton, Eliza founded Cheer Up Luv, an internationally recognised photo and interview series which retells accounts of street harassment. The project combines photography with journalism, activism, and social media and has gained interest from all over the world. Cheer Up Luv has since expanded from an award-winning photo series into a multimedia platform which facilitates a podcast, art, design, workshops, lectures and a safe space for discussions around misogyny and sexism. The photo series has been exhibited in Colombo, Warsaw, New York, Berlin, Bristol, Oxford, and London and partnered with the United Nations in 2018, winning the Webby for Best Individual Editorial Feature with ‘Don’t Look Away’ in 2019.

The campaign has gained coverage from i-D, Dazed, The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post, Wallpaper, The BBC, Marie Claire, Refinery29, Channel 5 News, Wonderland, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, ARTE, L’Officiel, Bustle, Creative Boom, It’s Nice That, Mail Online, Metro, Evening Standard, Daily Express, ELLE, Teeth Mag, The Royal Photographic Society, BuzzFeed, Bricks, Gurls Talk and more.

Eliza's campaigning gained her an 0-1 Artist Visa, and she moved to New York to pursue her photography career and partnership with the United Nations in 2019. Now based in London, Eliza regularly gives lectures about her work at Nicer Tuesdays, Today At Apple, TEDx, The University of Cambridge, Kings College, Forbes Ignite, Girl Rising, UN Women and many more. Currently Eliza  hosts the Cheer Up Luv Podcast, recently co-curated the group exhibition 'Hysterical' and is working part time as a facilitator for Our Schools Now and UN Women UK.

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Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2016 BA Illustration University of the Arts Brighton

Honors and awards

Year Description
2019

Webby for Best Individual Editorial Feature with the UNFPA for ‘Don’t Look Away’

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Gender Equality
  • Social movements
  • Photography
  • Social media
  • Visual Communication
  • Illustration and graphic design

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Exhibitions:

  • Hysterical, no format Gallery, Deptford
  • Un Women UK, Virtual
  • Our Streets Now, Virtual
  • A Picture of Health, Arnolfini, Bristol
  • Picture Doc Foundation, Warsaw
  • Cargo Project Gallery, New York
  • Curzon Bloomsbury, London
  • Alpha Nova & Galerie Futura, Berlin
  • Colombo Town Hall, Sri Lanka
  • United Photo Industries, New York
  • The Horse Hospital, London
  • ICP Projected, New York
  • University of Brighton, London

Partnerships:

  • Adobe
  • United Nations Population Fund
  • Our Streets Now
  • Chalkback

https://cheerupluv.com/PRESS.html

Social, community and cultural engagement

Public Speaking Engagements:

  • Today at Apple, 2018
  • TED x UAL, 2018
  • Nicer Tuesdays, 2017
  • University of Cambridge, 2019
  • Photo London, 2018
  • Solace Women’s Aid, 2018
  • Bristol University, 2020
  • Kings College University, 2019
  • Sussex University, 2020
  • University College London, 2020
  • Girl Rising, 2021
  • Forbes Ignite, 2020
  • The Equality Trust, 2021
  • UN Women, 2019
  • London College of Communication, 2020
  • Man Group, 2019
  • University of Falmouth, 2021
  • University of York, 2021
  • Brighton University, 2021
  • Kings High School Warwick, 2021
  • University of Bedfordshire, 2021
  • Riposte Magazine, 2017
  • Upton Grammar School, 2017
  • The Norwood School, 2021
  • SCOR Specialty Insurance, 2021

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Since starting Cheer Up Luv, Eliza's work had led her to work with global organisations, such as The United Nations, Apple and TEDx. In 2019, Eliza moved to New York to pursue her photography career and partnership with the United Nations, gaining an 0-1 Artist Visa. Now based in London, Eliza has worked with Nike, Adobe, Giff Gaff Mobile, and UN Women, and regularly gives workshops and talks at institutions like Nicer Tuesdays, Today At Apple, TEDx, The University of Cambridge, King’s College, Forbes Ignite, Girl Rising, UN Women and many more. 

During the pandemic, Eliza created The Cheer Up Luv Podcast. Since its launch in 2020, the podcast has been listed in ELLE’s 68 Podcasts of 2021 and featured in Dazed, Bricks, Grazia, The Independent, The Sun, and Hunger Magazine. The podcast has over 20,000 downloads and has hosted guests such as; Grace Campbell, MP Stella Creasy, Kenny Ethan Jones, Emma Gannon, and Megan Barton Hanson to name a few. In April 2021 the podcast partnered with the Home Office’s #YouAreNotAlone campaign to produce a special episode about domestic abuse, interviewing charity representatives from Refuge, Safe Lives, and Surviving Economic Abuse. 

Eliza has recently co-curated her first exhibition, Hysterical, a group show and series of events in London raising money for charity during Women’s History Month 2022. Hysterical showcased women and non-binary artists using their voices for change and was received with great acclaim. The exhibition was featured in 6 major publications including Stylist, It’s Nice That, Dazed, Diva Magazine, Bricks and The British Journal of Photography.