Vol. 111 (2021)

MONEYGAME: The Photography of Elizabeth Waterman




Elizabeth Waterman is an American fine art photographer. Her images explore female sexuality, sex work, obsessions and portraits of artists. With Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention Awards from the Prix de la Photographie (PX3), her photographs have been featured in shows at the old Limelight Church/Jue Lan Club (NYC), Wallplay (NYC), and Olson-Irwin (Sydney), auctioned on Artnet.com, and showcased on L’Oeil de La Photographie.com. Her commercial clients include MS Magazine and fashion designers Elie Tahari and Marc Jacobs.

Elizabeth Waterman

Over the past decade, she has produced several major photographic projects: Pantheon (2012); The New God (2013); Invictus Diptychs (2015); Revelry (2016); and her latest, MONEYGAME (2021), that was turned into a book. She also produced two prior books: Collection (2011-2016) and Ornamental (2014-2020).


With MONEYGAME, Waterman has created a coffee-table book that features color and black & white photographs from her five-year voyage into the world of strippers and sex workers. The images were shot in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Miami.  

Stay Thirsty Magazine is proud to present a glimpse into the work of Elizabeth Waterman. She is a major talent and her work is a stark reminder that life is seldom the way Norman Rockwell presented it.

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