Dana Lixenberg (1964, The Netherlands) divides her time between New York and Amsterdam. She studied Photography at the London College of Printing in London (1984-1986) and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (1987-1989).
Lixenberg pursues long-term personal projects, with a primary focus on individuals and communities on the margins of society, such as Jeffersonville, Indiana, a collection of landscapes and portraits of the small town’s homeless population, and The Last Days of Shishmaref, which documents an Inupiaq community on an eroding island off the coast of Alaska.
Her work is part of many corporate and private collections. She has exhibited extensively and her work has appeared in publications such as Vibe, The New Yorker and TIME.
Her books include United States (2011) Jeffersonville, Indiana (2005), The Last Days of Shishmaref (2008), Set Amsterdam (2011) and De Burgemeester/The Mayor (2011).
In spring 2015, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, will host the first large scale exhibition of Imperial Courts, a series of portraits and landscapes photographed at Imperial Courts housing project in Watts, Los Angeles; a series spanning 20 years, 1993-2013. The show will also include video work and the book of the work will be published by Roma publications.
Dana Lixenberg will be premiering her new work at Unseen Photo Fair 2014.