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Laurence Ellis is a photographer; born in London in 1984, he lives and works in both London and New York.
Ellis studied Social Anthropology before embarking on a career as a photographer, initially assisting Mark Lebon in London. This developed into a long term collaboration, working on several exhibitions together.
Moving back and forth between personal projects and commercial work, Ellis has produced a complex body of photographic and video work, offering a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. He uses both analogue and digital techniques and enjoys the opportunities for experimentation offered by the darkroom and in post-production.
Over the past two years, Ellis has worked on several long form photography projects, which include; documenting climate change refugees in the Arctic Circle, Indigenous pipeline protest camps in the Bayous of Louisiana and Northern Canada, alternative mental health communities in rural Scotland and India, and most recently traveling through central/east Africa, South America and Vietnam exploring the importance of Indigenous knowledge in relation to climate change mitigation and sustainability.