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 at the United Jewish Congregation in Hong Kong, group exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, Saint Xavier University in Chicago, and various galleries in Los Angeles and Krakow, Poland. Ellen lives and works in Santa Ana, California.



2010   United Jewish Congregation of HK, A Year of Torah, Hong Kong


2017   The Visual Echo Photographic Exhibition Juried Show, 1650 Gallery,

           Hit Me With Your Best Shot Exhibition, Los Angeles  

2017   LACP Gallery, On The Streets In Los Angeles, Los Angeles

2016   The Visual Echo Photographic Exhibition Juried Show, 1650 Gallery,

             Reflections, Los Angeles

2016   Saint Xavier University, Legacy, Chicago, Illinois

2013   The Visual Echo Photographic Exhibition Juried Show, 1650 Gallery,

             Flower Power, Los Angeles   


2017   The Next Step with Aline Smithson, LACP, Los Angeles

2017   Street Collective with Julia Dean, LACP, Los Angeles

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


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