Liza Faktor is a creative producer, curator and artist. She is a producing partner at Vessel production company. She was the co-founder of Screen experimental visual storytelling production collective (2011-2018). Previously she was the founding director of the Objective Reality Foundation in Russia, a non-profit that supported long-term visual documentary, and the co-founder of Agency.Photographer.ru.
Liza has produced video and multi-platform visual documentary projects including Flint is a Place by Zackary Canepari (2016-2018, IDFA and Tribeca Film Festival official selection, Webby Award winner), Paso del Norte by Dominic Bracco II (2017), Libyan Sugar by Michael Christopher Brown (2016), Streaming Nation by Alexey Layfurov (2014, IDFA official selection) and Lavvos and Reindeer by Erika Larsen (2010).
She has curated over twenty exhibitions, including Arena – Video and Beyond (Cortona on the Move, 2019, 2018), the Surveillance series (Dubai, 2015, New York, 2014), Stories of Life: the best of multimedia journalism (Moscow, 2013), PhotoQuai Biennale (Paris, 2013, 2015), Projections of Reality (Moscow, Washington, DC, 2010), and Kavkaz. Photographs from Chechnya 1868-2002 (Amsterdam, 2002).
She is a recipient of the Howard Chapnick grant for advancement of photojournalism (2002 and 2016). She was a jury member of the 2014 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest and the 2017 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest.