Lidia D’Opera has developed a unique style in street and portrait photography. She uses simple equipment and a small range of lenses which enable her to work discretely, close to her subject matter and barely noticed. This technique results in reflections of whimsical, enchanting, moments which reflect lifestyles from around the world.
On other occasions she engages with people producing compelling, natural, portraits of characters in their environment. She is also known for her often amusing pictures of street cats and dogs.
Lidia has been a photographer for over 10 years. Her book “Lidia D’Opera’s New York”, won the Travel Book of the Year award at the Head On Photo Festival in 2012. Subsequently her book “Eastern Turkey” was a finalist in the same category. Four of her books were among the ten finalists in ‘One for the Books’ awards at the Ballarat Photo Festival in 2013. She has won The Subiaco Photography Awards twice as well as in 2020, her work depicting equality was published in the yearly book collection ‘Loud and Luminous: A Celebration of Women Photographers’.