Ellen Friedlander is a Los Angeles-based fine art and documentary artist who uses a variety of in-camera and post processing techniques to reveal the unpredictable, idiosyncratic, inscrutable nature of the human condition. Her work has been most influenced by 20th century street photographers. Their iconic photographs inspired her from the age of 16 to take to the city streets across the United States and Hong Kong where she has lived. She holds a BFA in Art with a Minor in Photography from Ithaca College and a MA in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising from the University of Florida, Gainesville. After many years of working in all facets of the business of photography; assisting, styling, representing and working on her own photographic assignments, she has found her own way of expressing the street with the Extended Frame.
After moving to LA in 2018, she joined the Los Angeles Center of Photography and Pasadena Photography Arts (PPA). In 2019, PPA added Friedlander to their advisory board to help further broaden their reach as a place for photographic artists living on the Eastside of Los Angeles to find community and share their work in OPEN SHOW and FORUM.
Friedlander has exhibited her work internationally, including the United Jewish Congregation in Hong Kong, Saint Xaiver University in Chicago, and various galleries in Los Angeles and Crakow, Poland. She has been featured in Lenscratch, The Hand Magazine, and as guest artist on The Candid Frame podcast, Episode #499. Her work was included in the Winter 2019 Focus PhotoLA Top 20 and most recently Hiding IV was the cover photograph for APA-LA OFF THE CLOCK Curated Personal Photography Exhibition 2020. Friedlander spent fifteen years in Hong Kong raising her two children before moving to California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
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