Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Ellen Jantzen

Ellen Jantzen self-portrait, “No Botox Needed”

I don’t consider myself a “photographer” but an image-maker, as I create work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, I found my perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in my current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter, combine and manipulate the pieces.

My work is shown and published internationally; was one of 15 women photographers chosen to receive the Julia Margaret Cameron Award! This is quite a distinction in the photography world honoring women photographers!!! 

Along with the honor, I participated in the Berlin Biennial that took place in October 2016. My work (8 large dye sublimation prints) is installed at the New Dubai Opera House. I was honored with a two month feature at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA of my “Disturbing The Spirits” series to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth.  I was also awarded First Place (Fine Art, Special Effects Category) in the Moscow International Foto Awards, 2016 and First Prize, Fine Art in the prestigious PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris for my series “Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature”

My work has been shown in galleries and museums world-wide as well as numerous web-based sites. I am represented by, among others, the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach CA and the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis MO. My work can also be seen on my website: Ellen Jantzen.

Barrier Relief from her “Coming Into Focus” series
Amplification from her “Coming Into Focus” series
Promise of Summer, from her “Disturbing The Spirits” series
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