LISL DENNIS’ worldwide career as a travel and decorative-arts photographer has garnered a rich-spectrum of experiences, imagery, insights, and memories. Today, she crafts her creative capacities in service to inspiring others to remain creatively and socially engaged in our world.
Lisl Dennis is hosting STORYSHARDS – Archaeology for Your Life. The inspirational, multimedia program highlights her personal stories and vibrant imagery from far-flung adventures, cultural travels, personal pilgrimages, and exotic ceremonies from a diversity of cultures around the world. For detailed information on STORYSHARDS–SUSTAINABILITY: It's An Inside Job, see www.storyshards.info/outline.html
Known for her graphic, color-intensive style in the fields of travel and the decorative arts, Lisl was the first female staff photographer on? the Boston Globe from 1968-to-1970. A New York City freelancer sponsored by Canon and Kodak, Lisl conducted nationwide workshops and seminars; hosted TV programs and satellite media tours; produced thirteen books; taught the creative process in travel photography at the New School in New York City; and guided international photo tours – all with an emphasis on Creativity in Culture. Travel editor for Outdoor Photographer magazine, she wrote the Traveler’s Eye column exploring the cross-cultural aspects of the creative experience in foreign places. Lisl founded VISUAL JOURNEYS – Creativity & Adventure in Travel Photography, a seminar series. ?With her husband Landt Dennis, a travel writer, Lisl founded and taught for nineteen-years the TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP in Santa Fe. For five years, she taught Creativity in Culture at the Santa Fe Photo Workshops. She also leads Creativity in Culture tours to Morocco.
Lisl’s richly illustrated website includes magazine and book credits on the Bio page www.storyshards.info
Lisl hosted a women’s gathering STORYSHARDS – Creative Leadership in a Complex World at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. She has been a longstanding sangha member of Upaya and has participated in numerous retreats with a diversity of renowned dharma teachers.
STORYSHARDS – Who Cares for You? was presented at the International Palliative Care Congress in Montreal. In collaboration with Cynda Rushton, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, the program’s visual vignettes unfolded personal anecdotes, creative responses, and compassionate self-care strategies for palliative care clinicians.
Currently, Lisl is hosting STORYSHARDS – SUSTAINABILITY: It's An Inside Job, and working on an enhanced publishing project that unfolds hercreative experience as a visual artist as it relates to engaged creativity for today.
Nee Elizabeth Macy Jones, Lisl grew up with two older brothers in rural New Jersey. She is the daughter of an architect father James Jones and Betty Jones an interior decorator. Lisl went to the Far Hills Country Day School with it’s emphasis on the arts; the Master’s School in Dobbs Ferry, New York with its emphasis on social activism in the city; the Academia dei Belli Arte in Florence, Italy; and the Art Student’s League in NYC.
Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband Landt Dennis, Lisl designed and self-contracted the construction of a house, and self-contracted the renovation of a town house at Quail Run. The project won an award from the Santa Fe Home Builders Association. Lisl engages in a diversity of cultural and outdoor activities. She loves biking the rural roads of New Mexico and is an avid storm-chasing powder skier.
A graduate of Harvard with a B.A. in English Literature, Landt Dennis also received a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. After several years practicing public relations in New York City, Landt became a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, serving in the newspapers home office in Boston, later in the New York City bureau. Becoming a freelance writer, Landt married his wife Lisl, a photographer. His articles - often with Lisl's photographs - appeared for over 25-years in major newspapers, also in travel, design, and lifestyle magazines.