About Me

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 05/08/18 --  Portland photographer Lissy Thomas stands amid her work at Speedwell Projects on Forest Avenue. Her show {quote}I Am More: Facing Stigma{quote}  looks to put a face to mental illness. Troy R. Bennett | BDN
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PORTLAND, MAINE -- 05/08/18 -- Portland photographer Lissy Thomas stands amid her work at Speedwell Projects on Forest Avenue. Her show "I Am More: Facing Stigma" looks to put a face to mental illness. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Lissy is a full-time freelance photographer specilaizing in portraiture, editorial and documentary photography. She is always up for a new assignment and photographs a wide range of subjects including: dancers, writers, chefs, potters, teachers,arborists, musicians, kids, families and even the occassional pet. Her most recent project, I AM MORE: FACING STIGMA, is a series of twenty two large-scale black and white portraits created for the not for profit organization, the Yellow Tulip Project, in connection with it's mission to eradicate the stigma surrounding people dealing with mental heath challenges. 

Prior to working full time as a photographer she also practiced law in Manhattan. She lives in Portland with her husband and three daughters.  

 

PHOTO Troy Bennett/Bangor Daily News