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Ellie Davies

1976 United Kingdom

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Ellie Davies is a fine art photographer who completed an MA in Photography at the London College of Communication in 2008. Ellie has been working in the forests of the UK for the past seven years, producing work which explores the complex interrelationship between the landscape and the individual.

Ellie’s career goes from strength to strength. In 2017 she won the Magnum Photography Award, Fine Art Category and The People's Choice Award at the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 both for her 'Stars' series. She has also been awarded prizes at many prestigious Art Awards including 1st place in the 2015 Smithsonian Photo Contest. She was recognised at the Barcelona International Photography Awards  - Top 50 Photographers 2015 and was the ‘Selectors Choice’ of the Royal Photographic Society’s 2015 Annual Exhibition. She has also been awarded the Kontinent Awards (2014), Art Gemini (2014), the Professional Women Photographers International Juried Exhibition (2012), Lens Culture International Exposure Awards (2011) and the PX3 Paris Prix de la Awards (2010).  Her work has been extensively exhibited in solo and group shows in The Netherlands, London, Paris, Budapest, Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Arles Photo Festival, and last year at The Roe Valley Arts Centre, Northern Ireland and at the Houston Centre for Photography.

Ellie’s work explores the fabricated nature of landscape by making a variety of temporary and non-invasive interventions in the forest, which place the viewer in the gap between reality and fantasy. Creating this space encourages the viewer to re-evaluate the way in which their relationship with the landscape is formed, and the extent to which it is a product of cultural heritage or personal experience. 

In her new series ‘Fires’ (2018), Ellie continues her long preoccupation with the woodland, this time combining it with the elemental quality of fire with all its deeply opposing themes of life and death, creation and destruction, love and loss and the human versus the natural world.

Ellie Davies (Born 1976) lives in Dorset and works in the woods and forests of Southern England.  She gained her MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2008.

Davies is represented by Patricia Armocida Gallery in Milan, Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, A.Galerie in Paris and Brussels, Brucie Collections in Kiev and Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery in the UK.

Davies recently launched her newest series ‘Fires, 2018’.  Since then Fires 2 has been selected Winner of the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2018: Nature, Environment and Perspectives. The Fires series is also Winner of the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Professional Landscapes and Seascapes category and The 12th Pollux Awards: Professional Fine Art Series Winner.  

In 2018 Davies’ held solo exhibitions at A.galerie Brussels and Patricia Armocida Gallery in Milan.  Her work was exhibited for the first time in India at Gallery 1AQ in New Delhi as part of India Arch Dialogue 2018: Moments in Architecture in early 2018.

Recent solo exhibitions also include Into the Woods at The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Northern Ireland in April 2017, and at Crane Kalman Gallery in London in summer 2016.

Stars 8 was awarded both the Fine Art Single Image Winner in the Magnum Photography Awards 2017 and The Celeste Prize 2017 and was exhibited at The Photographers Gallery in London and Bargehouse OXO London in October 2017. Davies was also a Selected Winner in AI-AP’s American Photography 33 (2017) and Landscape Winner in PDN’s The Curator Awards 2016. The six winning artists were exhibited at Foley Gallery in New York in 2016. Her Stars series was also selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 and received The People Choice Award.

Photo Festivals and Touring Exhibitions include Noorderlicht Photography Festival 2017, The Singapore International Photo Festival 2016.   And latterly Noorderlicht Photography Festival 2013, Recontres d’Arles 2013 in Arles in France and at China House Malaysia in 2013, and the Singapore International Photo Festival 2012.  The Open to Interpretation Landscape Exhibition toured the USA including Gordon Parks Gallery, St Paul, Minneapolis, and Newspace Centre for Photography, Portland, Oregon. Forest Stories Touring Exhibition travelled to The Russian Museum Summer Gardens in St. Petersburg, then to Krasnodar Central Park, Krasnodar, Russia, and to Illinskii Forest Museum, Perm, Russia during 2014.

Interviews and photo features include BBC Radio 3, National Geographic, Lens Culture, The Guardian, Gardens Illustrate, This is Colossal, Lense France, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post, On Landscape, AnOther Magazine, Slate, FOTO Magazine Poland, The Plus, Sodium Burn, Cercle Magazine France, F-Stop, Mull It Over, Urbanautica Photo Stories, Two Way Lens, Fraction Magazine, and It’s Nice That.

Her work has been featured in Interior Design Magazine USA, Aesthetica Magazine, FOTO, Blow Magazine, Dodho, Doc! Magazine, Lumina Journal, British Journal of Photography, Bear Deluxe, Fuzion Magazine, La Republica Italy, Dazed and Confused, Photo+ Magazine South Korea, Conscientious, Silvershotz, Lens Culture, Art Ukraine, Entitle Magazine, and Le Monde Magazine amongst others.

Publications and cover images include Le Magiciennes de la Terre: L’art et la Nature au Feminin by Virginie Luc published by Les Editions Ulmer Paris in 2017 and Matter and Desire published by Chelsea Green, Vermont USA, in 2017. Also, Arboreal, A Collection of New Woodland Writing, published in December 2016 by Little Toller Books, features images and cover by Davies and Into The Woods by Ellie Davies, a self-published photobook made by Bob Books with text by Miranda Gavin.  WUD: Four Walks in the Fictional Woods, a limited-edition hardcover photobook was published by Tangerine Press in December 2012, Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes, was published in October 2012, and Behind the Image by Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox was published by Thames and Hudson in 2012 with a second edition in 2017.

Davies’ work is held in private collections in the UK, the US, Central and Eastern Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, Russia and The United Arab Emirates.  WUD: Four Fictional Walks in the Woods has been added to the collections of the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Library Project Bookshop, Dublin, The Glasgow School of Art Library, and is stocked in Foyles London.

 

12th Pollux Awards , Professional Fine Art Series Winner

12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018, Professional Landscapes and Seascapes Winner

Urbanautica Institute Awards 2018, Nature, Environment and Perspectives Winner

International Photographer of the Year Awards 2017, Professional Fine Art Landscape Category 3rd Place

Magnum Photography Awards 2017, Fine Art Single Image Winner

The Environment Agency’s NATURE@WORK Photography Competition, Finalist

Celeste Prize 2017, Finalist

AI-AP American Photography 33, 2017, Selected Winner

PDN The Curator Awards 2016, Landscape Winner

Aesthetica Art Prize and Exhibition 2016, Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition People’s Choice Award

Centre of Fine Art Photography Transitional Landscapes Exhibition 2016, Juror’s Honourable Mention

PX3 Paris Photo Prize 2015, Fine Art Landscape Gold Award 

Critical Mass 2014, Finalist 

Royal Photographic Society Competition and Annual Exhibition 2015 , Selector’s Choice by Louise Clements

Moscow International Photo Awards 2014, Fine Art and Landscape two Honourable Mentions 

Bob Books June 2015 , Book of the Month

Barcelona International Photography Awards 2015 , Top 50 Photographers 

Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015 , Altered Images Category Winner

International Photography Awards 2014 , Nature-Landscape Pro 1st Place

Fine Art Photography Awards 2014, Nominee in Fine Art

Art Gemini Awards Prize 2014 , 1st Place Winner

Kontinent Awards 2014, Fine Art Projects category First Place Winner

PH21 Gallery 2014, Inside Out Jurors Selection - Honourable Mention 2

London International Creative Competition 2013, Winner 

Critical Mass 2012, Finalist

Professional Women Photographers International Juried Exhibition 2012, Honourable Mention 

ArtSlant Showcase Juried Winner 2011, Round 4 Juried Winner

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010, Honourable Mention 

Exeter Phoenix Audience Choice Award 2010

PX3 Paris Photo Prize 2010, 1st Prize Winner Fine Art Landscape

International Photography Awards 2010, Nature/ Landscape Pro 1st Place

LPA Landscape Awards 2010, Commended 

ArtSlant Showcase 2010, Juried Winner 

Celeste Expectations Awards 2010

The Charmian Adams Award 2009

New Brewery Arts Open 2009, Public Choice Award 

International Photography Awards 2009, Official Selection Honourable Mention 

PX3 Paris Photo Prize 2009, Fine Art Series Honourable Mention

New Contemporaries 2009, Shortlist 

Celeste Prize Selection 2009

Critical Mass 2008, Finalist

New York Photo Awards 2008, Personal Fine Art Series Honourable Mention 

PX3 Paris Photo Prize 2008, 3 Fine Art Honourable Mentions 

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Works by Ellie Davies

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