Lily Madeleine Colman is a film-based photographer from Philadelphia, now living and working in Providence, RI.
Lily is currently getting her Masters degree in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, set to graduate in June 2020. She earned her BA in Fine Art Portrait Photography and Curatorial Studies in May, 2013, from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Before starting her masters program, she worked as a Photography Assistant at David Zwirner Gallery in New York. Previously, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at the International Center of Photography School and as an assistant to photographers Chris Verene, Jen Davis, Chris Payne and Neal Slavin.
Lily has shown her work at RISD, David Zwirner Gallery, Trestle Gallery, Bushwick Community Darkroom, Hampshire College, the Smith College Museum of Art, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her subjects are primarily people and herself; her biggest longterm project was on people coping with Inflammatory Bowel Disease entitled "Do I Look Sick To You?" She started the project as her undergraduate senior thesis, which culminated in a gallery show and self-published book. She gave her first speech on this work and sold copies of her book at the IBD Family Research Council’s "Walk for Hope" in April, 2015.