Born in 1959 in Utica, New York, Ellen Friedlander is a fine art, street and documentary photographer who enjoys creating new narratives out of commonplace scenes. She graduated from Ithaca College, NY with a BFA and received an MA from the University of Florida, in Gainesville with a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. After college, Ellen spent fifteen years in Hong Kong pursuing her photography while working as a photographer’s rep.
Ellen has had numerous exhibitions, including a solo exhibition I AM MORE THAN - featuring past and present residents of Waking the Village, a non-profit providing housing and support for youth experiencing homelessness. She has also had a solo exhibition at the United Jewish Congregation in Hong Kong, in addition to group exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, Saint Xavier University in Chicago, and various galleries in Los Angeles and Krakow, Poland. Ellen now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
2018 I AM MORE THAN - Waking the Village's Photo Exhibition, Old Soul Co,
2010 United Jewish Congregation of HK, A Year of Torah, Hong Kong
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 The Visual Echo Photographic Exhibition Juried Show, 1650 Gallery,
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
2017 LACP Gallery, On The Streets In Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2016 The Visual Echo Photographic Exhibition Juried Show, 1650 Gallery,
Reflections, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Saint Xavier University, Legacy, Chicago, Illinois
2013 The Visual Echo Photographic Exhibition Juried Show, 1650 Gallery,
Flower Power, Los Angeles, CA
2017 The Next Step with Aline Smithson, LACP, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Street Collective with Julia Dean, LACP, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Workshopx with Chien-Chi Chang, Krakow, Poland
2017 Mentoring with James Friedman
1995 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida MASTERS Emphasis in Advertising
1982 Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York BFA Art and Photography Minor
2018 una, Hong Kong. The Power of Femininity Spring Summer Home Issue - 2
page feature on Hong Kong street photography.
2017 LENSCRATCH, The 2017 Unnatural Exhibition cover photo, "The Red Balloon"
2017 LENSCRATCH, The 2017 Photographic Conversations Exhibition
2017 MR Traveler, Hong Kong, 8 page travel section, Mexico Surprise