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 ideas of memory, displacement, and photographic truths that make the unseen visible. She has been inspired by 20th century photographers to take to the city streets across the United States, as well as in Hong Kong where she raised her family. 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 40 years of working in all facets of the photography business - assisting, styling, representing and working on her own photographic assignments - she has found her own way of expressing the street with her Extended Frame™ photographs.
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, which curates and hosts OPEN SHOW and FORUM with a focus on artists in Pasadena/East LA.
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 The Candid Frame, 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.