Ellen Jantzen

About Ellen Jantzen

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. I was awarded “Special Photographer of The Year” in the 2017 International Photography Awards. I was 1st place winner in the 2017 International Photography Awards, Digitally Enhanced Category I was one of 15 women photographers chosen to receive the Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Along with the honor, I participated in the Berlin Biennial that took place in October 2016. 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, the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis MO and Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe NM.