Photo Studio Operations Forum 2023

Co-located with the Festival of Creative Operations, Creative Production Day and the Design Operations Symposium


Liezl Zwarts


As a child, I fearlessly embraced army-army battles with the neighbourhood kids, even as the only girl facing the all-boys squad. Encouraged by my father's cherished poem, "The man who thinks
he can”.  

He instilled in me a belief that I could accomplish anything I set my mind to. 

The convergence of my mother's artistic spirit and my father's entrepreneurial mindset has made me a dreamer at heart and an eternal hustler. These qualities permeate my work as a photographer, where I have had the privilege of capturing campaigns for renowned brands such as Nike, Converse, H&M, and Polo, to name a few. 

Although my journey has taken me around the world (including living in New York for almost a decade), I remain steadfast in my South African roots, utilizing my art to illuminate the strength and resilience of women and men who have fought for their freedom.

Through my work, I strive to reveal the untold stories and profound beauty of the human form. 

Today, I live between New York and Johannesburg with my daughter, my partner, my two cats, Kristofferson and Ringo, and an absurd amount of house plants.


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Kaiser Permanente

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Marc Berenson Consulting

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