Lily Brooks holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and featured in publications such as NPR's Central Standard and the Los Angeles Times. She is the 2019 recipient of an Archive Documentation and Preservation Grant from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation for her ongoing project, The Spillway. Her editorial clients include NPR's weekend edition and the Financial Times. Brooks is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Southeastern Louisiana University and lives in Baton Rouge.
Lily is a member of The Front, an artist-run gallery in New Orleans.