About Lianne Milton Archive

Lianne Milton is a San Francisco-based photojournalist, and often works in SE Asia and Latin America.

My passion for visual storytelling drives me to pursue cultural and humanitarian stories, with the goal of focusing on the effects of politics on people and their environments.

In January 2009, I began working as a freelance photojournalist after I was laid off from my newspaper job, a result of challenging economic times of the newspaper industry. Since then, I have been shooting for publications such as the Guardian (UK), National Public Radio, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. My work has also appeared in Foto8, PDN's Photo of the Day blog, PDN's Emerging Photographer Editor's Picks, NPR's The Picture Show, Slideluck Potshow DC IV and V, and Youth Radio.

In 2010, I was awarded the Asian American Journalist Association National Award for Photography, on "Five Years Later," post-tsunami recovery in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and following, my work on Sharia Law in Aceh recieved an honorable mention by FotoVisura Grant Photo Contest for Personal Work. I've also received a number of local and regional awards from NPPA and SFBAPPA.

I began my professional career at the Orange County Register in 2005. The experience gained through newspapers helped shape my eye and  passion for storytelling. In 2004, I graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Journalism.

I live in the outer lands of San Francisco, where the City meets the Ocean.

(All photographs in this archive are copyright protected).