Backside: A Look at the Unseen Side of Thoroughbred Racing documents the life on the backside of New York State Thoroughbred racetracks, a place rife with contemporary issues like illegal immigration, racism, poverty, gambling and poor housing.
Lili Holzer-Glier was born in New York City in 1988. She graduated with honors and received a BFA in Photography and Imaging from New York University. She is currently attending the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and will receive her Masters degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Lili has worked for the photographers Joseph Rodriguez, James Nachtwey and Jim Rakete and has had internships at the Richard Avedon Foundation and Cheim and Read Gallery. At age 20, Lili had her first New York solo show at Galerie Debaume followed by an exhibition at the Berkshire Museum. After the show, the museum bought two prints for its permanent collection. Lili has been in group shows at the Gulf and Western Gallery, the Barrett Art Center, the Calumet Gallery, the New England School of Photography and the New Orleans Photo Alliance. In 2009 she was awarded the Tisch School of the Arts’ Seth Tobias Award, the Tom Drysdale Grant and the Snap Stars Photographic Fundraiser for AIDS Award. She was awarded the Tom Drysdale Grant for a second time in 2010. Lili lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.