Lisa Winner is an award winning documentary photographer, specializing in family and storytelling. Firmly rooted in place, her work explores complex subjects: humanity, and how we exist in the everyday; nature, and its ever-evolving state of being; and finally, relationships, the true-to-life stories that can’t be replicated in a portrait studio. Her work captures the little nuances that tell a family’s story, to help the viewer understand her subject’s relationships with one another, and their relationship to the natural world. 


Her work has been featured in National Geographic, the Alameda Sun, and in multiple group exhibitions, including 1854 Media's Open Walls, Arles and Texas Photographic Society’s TPS 29: The International Competition. She resides in Alameda, CA with her husband, two human children, and two dog children, Chloe and Mr. Rufus.


Front Page, Alameda Sun, November 4th, 2020

Front Page, Alameda Sun, September 24, 2020

Front Page, Alameda Sun, September 17th, 2020

cirriculum vitae

This is Reportage Family Awards (ongoing)

The Center for Contemporary Art, International Juried Exhibition, January 2021

Marin Society of Artists Fresh Art 2020 Exhibition

Photoplace Gallery Exhibition November 2020, Portals: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors

Life Framer Open Call Editor's Pick November 2020

Dallas Center of Photography The Human Portrait Exhibit, December 2020

Judges Choice Award, Documentary Family Awards, 2020 Cycle two

Three boys playing in the ocean under an orange sky

Jones Gallery, Kansas City, November 2020 Group Art Show

Paddle boarder out at sea

Jones Gallery, Kansas City, November 2020 Group Art Show

International Center of Photography, #ICPConcerned Exhibition, Oct - Dec 2020

Honorable Mention, 2020 Voice Collection; Click Magazine

'Suburbia'; included in TPS 29 Exhibition October 2020

Confluence Magazine, Issue #5, January 2020

Nat Geo

Your Shot

Featured in National Geographic Your Shot June 2019 Visual Diary

Nat geo

your shot

Featured in National Geographic Your Shot Top 15 Images of the week, July 5, 2019

Documentary family awards

Honorable Mention, Phone Photography, March 2019

documentary family awards

Honorable Mention, Environmental Portraiture, March 2019

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