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Elizabeth Heyert is an American photographer known for her experimental portrait projects. Formerly a world-renowned architectural photographer, Heyert established her reputation in the art world with her groundbreaking series THE SLEEPERS, THE TRAVELERS, THE NARCISSISTS, and THE BOUND.

Heyert's photographs are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and numerous private collections. THE BOUND, Heyert’s limited edition artist’s book of photogravures, was acquired by the Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Yale University. Photographs from her latest series, METAMORPHOSIS, were featured in Personal Structures at the 2022 Venice Biennale. A book of those photos will be published in 2023.

A short list of her other photography books includes THE TRAVELERS (Scalo), the award-winning book from her series of post-mortem photographs; THE OUTSIDER (Damiani) a conceptual portrait project shot in China; THE SLEEPERS (Sei Swann); THE NARCISSISTS (Silvana); METROPOLITAN PLACES (Viking Studio), a classic anthology of 20th century design which she wrote and photographed; and THE GLASS-HOUSE YEARS (Allanheld & Schram), a history of 19th century portrait photography.

Heyert graduated from the Royal College of Art, London. A native New Yorker, she lives in Greenwich Village, and has a studio in the Chelsea arts district.

Elizabeth Heyert

Elizabeth Heyert by Nina Subin