Born in 1959 in Utica, New York, Ellen Friedlander is a fine art and documentary photographer who makes the unseen, visible. 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 and an emphasis in Advertising. After college, Ellen spent fifteen years in Hong Kong and pursued her photography while working as a photographer’s representative.

Ellen has had numerous exhibitions, including solo exhibitions in Sacramento and 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 Crakow, Poland. Ellen lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

“Making photographs fulfills me creatively, it daily enables me to process complex emotions, and brings beauty into my day. I am consummed by exploration, memory, displacement, and photographs truths.”



2018   I AM MORE THAN - Waking the Village's Photo Exhibition, Old Soul Co,

Sacramento, CA

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


2019 PhotoPlace Gallery, Self-Portrait. Online Gallery. “Untitled”

2019 LENSCRATCH, Your Favorite Photograph in 2018 Exhibition, Part 4, “The


2017    LENSCRATCH, The 2017 Unnatural Exhibition cover photo, "The Red



2017     LENSCRATCH, The 2017 Photographic Conversations Exhibition

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


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    MR Traveler, Hong Kong, 8 page travel section, Mexico Surprise


2018 Signature: The Magazine of Emma Willard School, Interview: “Fueling