b. France, 1958


MA in Russian Studies, Sorbonne, Paris France



Lise Sarfati, Oh Man, CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino, Italy


Lise Sarfati, Post-Factum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA


Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Lise Sarfati, She, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Lise Sarfati, She, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Lise Sarfati: La Vie Nouvelle – The New Life, Magnum Gallery, Paris, France


Austin – Texas, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

Lise Sarfati – Austin, Texas, Brancolini Grimaldi Galleria Roma, Italy


Rough, Cold and Close: A Russian Poem, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Lise Sarfati – Recent Works, Le loft Sévigné, Paris, France

Lise Sarfati – Austin, Texas - Fashion Magazine, Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Lise Sarfati, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy

The New Life, Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg

The New Life, Center of Contemporary Art “Vinzavod” for the Seventh International Month of Photography “Photobiennale,” Moscow, Russia


The New Life, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The New Life, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland


The New Life, Lise Sarfati, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

La Vie Nouvelle: Lise Sarfati, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

The New Life, University of California Riverside Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

Lise Sarfati Retrospective, Nicolaj Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark


Lise Sarfati: The New Life, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Lise Sarfati, American Series, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

La Vie Nouvelle, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian, Spain


Lise Sarfati Retrospective: Russian Series, The New Life, Domus Artium Centro del Arte, Salamanca, Spain


Lise Sarfati, Post Factum, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

Lise Sarfati, Russian Series, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France


Lise Sarfati, Musée Nicéphore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France


Lise Sarfati, Prix Niepce, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France



The Female Gaze, Photo Vogue Festival 2016, Milan, Italy

The expert eye, Contemporary photography, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France


Ri-conoscere Michelangelo Galleria dell’Accademia, Firenze, Italy


About Face: Contemporary Portraiture, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


The New Life: Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


Disquieting Images: Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

She: In Her Teens and Twenties, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, CA

Les Jeunes Deauvillaises, Club 2010, commission work of the city of Deauville, France

Never Just Looking, Forum für Fotografie, Koln, Germany

Never Just Looking, Magnum Gallery, Paris, France


Weird Beauty, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Picturing Modernity, SF Moma, San Francisco, CA

Staff Picks, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

MAGNUM Photos 60 Years, Stedelijk Museum Post CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Réfléchir le monde, La Centrale Electrique, European Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium


June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Easy Rider, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

On the Wall: Aperture Magazine ’05–’06, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

Euro Visions, Les nouveux européens par douze photographes de Magnum, Musées royaux des beaux arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

The World of Today in 20 Photography Books, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

Women of Many Faces, Isabelle Huppert, Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands; Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin, Italy


Euro Visions, The New EU Member States Through the Eyes of 10 Magnum Photographers, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

Isabelle Huppert, Women of Many Faces, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Gallery C/O Berlin, Germany; Botanic Garden, Madrid, Spain; Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan; Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Zamec, Warsaw, Poland


Euro Visions, Les nouveaux européens par dix photographes de Magnum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Magna Brava, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


Lise Sarfati, Domus Artium, Centro del Arte, Salamanca, Spain


Regard Rebelle : Une Exposition de 35 Photographes, Galerie du Centre Iris, Paris, France


Oublier l’exposition, Fondation Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



C’est moi, C’est Roger. Dir. Roger Ikhlef. Lise Sarfati, Dir. of photography. Art 7 Films, 1995.



Prix Niepce, Paris, France

Infinity Award for photojournalism, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Villa Médicis Hors les Murs


FIACRE Ministère de la Culture, Paris, France


Prime à la qualité, Centre National du Cinema, Paris, France


Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France

Bouwfonds Kunststichting, The Netherlands

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Paris, France

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Collection Michael Wilson, London, UK

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain

Fondation ABN AMRO pour la Photographie, Paris, France

Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Fundación Enrique Ordóñez, Spain

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, TX

The Lhoist Group, Limelette, Belgium

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, LA

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Musée National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Musée Nicéphore Niepce Chalon-sur-Saône, France

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Pier 24, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA



Sarfati, Lise. Oh Man Steidl, Göttingen, Germany 2017

“Readings.” Harper’s<c/ite> September 2017


Horgan, Richard. “Photographer Helps Time Magazine Frame Teenage Depression.” ADWEEK 27 October 2016

Genova, Alexandra. “Behind TIME’s Teen Anxiety Cover With Lise Sarfati.” TIME 27 October 2016

“Seven Seminal Images by Lise Sarfati.” Hunger TV 20 June 2016

Sarfati, Lise. “Oh Man.” STEIDL February 2016


Dykstra, Jean. “Lise Sarfati: On Hollywood. Yossi Milo Gallery” Photograph Mag Online 9 October 2012

“Critic’s picks, Lise Sarfati.” Time Out, New York 13-19 September 2012

Siegel, Miranda. “Lise Sarfati.” New York Magazine 10 September 2012

“Short List: Lise Sarfati.” The New Yorker 10 September 2012

Shaheen, Suzanne. “Lise Sarfati on the Margins of Hollywood.” The New Yorker, Photo Booth 7 September 2012

Boemio, Camilla. “Lise Sarfati, She.” Landscape Stories August 2012

Coburn, Daniel W. “She [Review].” Fraction Magazine July 2012

“Viewfinder: Lise Sarfati.” W Magazine June 2012

“Lise Sarfati talks to Elizabeth Avedon.” Le Journal de la Photographie 26 April 2012

“Interview of Lise Sarfati by François Adragna.” American Suburb X April 2012

Sarfati, Lise. “Exposures: ‘On Hollywood.’” The New York Times 24 March 2012

Lunn, Christophe. “Exhibition: Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood.” Le Journal de la Photographie 28 February 2012

Celii, Alana. “Lise Sarfati.” Time: LightBox 27 February 2012

“Lise Sarfati at Rose Gallery.” The Huffington Post 22 February 2012

Wrigley, Tish. “Who, What, Why | Lise Sarfati: She.” AnOther 8 February 2012

O’Hagan, Sean. “Lise Sarfati [Review].” The Guardian 3 February 2012

“Lise Sarfati Q&A.” The Telegraph 1 February 2012

Jobey, Liz. “Lise Sarfati: Women on the Verge.” FT Magazine 27 January 2012


Wender, Jessie. “Lise Sarfati’s ‘She’: Portraits of Four Women.” The New Yorker 31 October 2011

“Interview: Lise Sarfati – The New Life.” American Suburb X March 2011


Sarfati, Lise. Immaculate Steidl Mack 2010

Nilsson, Jenny Maria. “Mode & Moral.” Fotografisk Tidskrift #4 2010

“Lise Sarfati Book Signing.” Le Journal de la Photographie 15 December 2012

Meda, Maria Grazia. “Lise Sarfati.” Vogue Italia 16 December 2010


Phillips, Sandra S. “Lise Sarfati, She.” Aperture Magazine #149 Spring 2009


“Lise Sarfati: Austin, Texas. Fashion Magazine Magnum, 2008.

Pearse, Emma. “Girls on Film.” Manhattan September/October 2008


American Photography 23 November 2007.

“Lise Sarfati ~ La Vie Nouvelle.” Foam Magazine Spring 2007.

“L’Apprentissage du Monde….” IMAGES Magazine #22 May - June 2007.

Pantall, Colin. “Lise Sarfati: Mother and Daughter.” Gomma Spring and Summer 2007.


Bo, Li. “Gallery: The Foreland of Photography Market.” Chinese Photography July 2006.

Robertson, Rebecca. “Lise Sarfati [Review].” Art News March 2006: 138-9.

Grafik, Clare. “Pausing to Hold and Breathe.” NextLevel #10 2006.


Sarfati, Lise. The New Life: La Vie Nouvelle. Santa Fe: Twin Palms, 2005.

Euro Visions. Centre Georges Pompidou Exhibitions Catalogue. Steidl, London 2005.

Cardella, Avis. “Growing Pains.” Photo-Eye Fall 2005: cover, 6-7.

Cotton, Charlotte. “Lise Sarfati: Recent Work.” Aperture Fall 2005: cover, 52-65.

Oudiz, Barbara. “Interview with Lise Sarfati.” Eyemazing Fall 2005.

Johnson, Ken. The New York Times 13-19 November.

Aletti, Vince. The Village Voice 9-15 November 2005.

Golden, Michael. “Young and Restless.” PDN November 2005.

The New York Sun 2 November 2005.

Modern Painters October 2005.

The New Yorker 31 October 2005.

Hinde, Laura. “Lise Sarfati: The American Series.” Hotshoe June/July 2005: 70-71.

Salter, Kim. “That Awkward Age.” The Sunday Telegraph Magazine 29 May 2005.

Medvedkova, Olga. NextLevel Edition 1 Volume 4 2005.


Sarfati, Lise. Lise Sarfati. Spain: Edition Universidad Salamanca, 2004.


Sarfati, Lise. Manger Eat. New Zealand: Corromandel, 2001.


Sarfati, Lise. Acta Est. London: Phaidon, 2000.


Sarfati, Lise, et. al. Magna Brava: Magnum’s Women Photographers. Prestel: London, 1999.