Several archival images / newspaper clippings showing a young white girl, a garden and a plant. Taped on an invisible background


Carla Liesching is an interdisciplinary artist working across photography, writing, collage, sculpture, installation, bookmaking and design. Grounded in early experiences growing up in apartheid South Africa, her work considers the intersections of representation, knowledge and power, with a focus on colonial histories and enduring constructions of race and geography.

She is an avid self-publisher and is a contributing editor and co-founder of femme-centred quarterly publication Puzzazz Mag. In 2021, the book version of her project Good Hope was published by MACK. Liesching is a 2021 Light Work Grant recipient, as well as a winner of the British Journal of Photography OpenWalls Arles competition. 

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