Lili Forberg has recently emerged as one of Irelands hottest young photographers. But her rise in profile didnt happen overnight.
Lili began as a music photographer, working the pits and stages from her native Tel Aviv to her adopted homes of Dusseldorf and Dublin. In Dublin, while plundering venues around the city, she became a common site in the pits of the biggest and smallest rock shows. During this period, Lili earned two BAs: one in French and Biblical Hebrew from UCD and another in photography from DIT.
Her potential as a creatively driven photographer was cemented by a critically acclaimed graduate exhibition in FilmBase and a National Student Media Award for Photographer of the Year 2005.
She quickly combined her twin loves of music and fashion, becoming one of the most highly requested photographers for fashion editorials and commercial work.
In 2006, she was named as One To Watch in the Sunday Independents compilation of Celtic Kittens and was also earmarked by the Sunday Tribune business section for her innovative approach to self-employment.
In 2006 She was chosen to take part in the ArtDublin exhibition featuring 13 of Irelands most promising artists.
She was also chosen to exhibit her music photographs in FilmBase as part of the Hard Working Class Heroes Exhibition.
Lili has been working full-time as a (busy!) freelance photographer since she graduated in 2005.