L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' SECOND PLACE: ELLEN FRIEDLANDER 'Lost Slippers'
LOST SLIPPERS by Ellen Friedlander
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Curator Laurie Freitag says, "'Lost Slippers' by Ellen Friedlander shows us how it pays to be 'taking in' everything around all times.

While most of us are crossing the street when the light turns green, Friedlander was shooting and the crazy thing is, it's not just the slippers that make this an intersting image, but the sign in the background saying Fashion Ave. I'm not completely sure this is actually a crosswalk because it looks like the man on the right is planted!

Nevertheless, this is a photograph that works in post or pre-Covid times."
Ellen Friedlander says, "In the often chaotic and overwhelming pace of life, I use my camera to create a visual diary of the places and experiences that I see before me. My process is one of simultaneous observation and reflection, and also integrated with elements of disruption. Ultimately, my style is fueled by curiosity and a commitment to a multiple point of view: I am drawn to the street, landscape, documentary photography and portraiture."
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. Friedlander has exhibited her work internationally, including Hong Kong, London, Poland, Budapest, New York and Los Angeles.

She has been featured in Lenscratch, The Hand Magazine, and on The Candid Frame podcast, Episode #499. Friedlander was a Winter 2019 Focus PhotoLA Top 20 and her piece titled Hiding IV was the winner and cover photograph for APA-LA OFF THE CLOCK 2020.

During March-April, 2021, three of Friedlander’s photographs from her Betrayal: Shattered In A Moment series were in a group show at Austin Desmond Fine Art in London, as well as having her first solo show at The Photographer's Eye Gallery in Escondido, CA in which she exhibited her Extended Frame body of work.
2021        Ellen Friedlander & Jodie Hulden, Photographer’s Eye Gallery, Escondido, CA, (Curator: Donna Cosentino)
                Street Extended, Online Exhibition (, Veritas Editions
2018    I Am More Than, Old Soul Co., Sacramento, CA (Commissioned by Waking the Village)
2010    A Year of Torah, United Jewish Congregation of HK, Hong Kong
2021    Staying with the Trouble, l’étrangère, exhibition hosted by Austine Desmond Fine Art, London, England (Curator: Joanna Gemes)
                Members’ Juried Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, (Juror: Susan Burnstine), (Online and Catalogue)
                Silence, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, (Curator: Zsolt Bátori)
                Shame Radiant, East Window, Boulder, CO, (Online, Gallery & Book)
                Personality: Contemporary Portraiture, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, (Curator: Zsolt Bátori), (Honorable Mention)
                Fragmented Frame, Online Exhibition (, The Contemporary Art Modern Project
                The Year of Not Knowing, Online Exhibition, LACP
                2020 Top 40 Exhibition, Online exhibition, N.Y./L.A. Photo Curator, (Curator: Laurie Freitag)
2020    The Human Portrait, Online exhibition, (Juror: Jennifer Spelman), (Online and Catalogue)
                Annual Women Street Photographers Group Exhibition, Special big screen projected exhibition, Women Street Photographers, New York City, (Curator: Gulnara Samoilova)
                Alternative Processes Competition, Online exhibition, SOHO Photo Gallery, (Juror: Aline Smithson)
                International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, (Juror: Aline Smithson), (Gallery, Catalogue & Website)
                Women Street Photographers Exhibition, Academia Scaglia during Trieste Photo Days, Trieste, Italy, (Curator: Gulnara Samoilova), (Honorable Mention)
                Alternate Process-(S)Light of Hand 2020, The Photographer’s Eye Gallery & Collective, Escondido, CA, (Juror: Dan Burkholder), (Special Mention)
                Call & Response 4: Collaboration at a Distance, Online exhibition, Shoebox PR, (Curator: Kristine Schomaker)
                Living & Photographing in the time of COVID-19, The Photographer’s Eye, (Honorable Mention)
                Togethering, Online exhibition, Houston Center for Photography
                Connection, Online exhibition, N.Y. Photo Curator, (Juror: Adam Finkelston), (First Place)
                Corona: It’s All About the Lights, Instagram exhibition, The Griffin Museum, (Curator: Crista Dix)
                Off The Clock 2020, Online exhibition, APA LA (Curator: David Fahey), (Winner & Cover Photo)
                The 2020 Self-Quarantining Exhibition, Online exhibition, Lenscratch, (Juror: Aline Smithson)
                Call & Response 1: Collaboration at a Distance, Online exhibition, Shoebox PR, (Curator: Kristine Schomaker)
                The Portrait Exhibition, Praxis Photo Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, (Curator: Carl Corey), (Honorable Mention)
                California Love: A Visual Mixtape, Invitational, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, (Curator: Michael Rababy)
                Perceive Me, invitational, Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, LA, (Catalogue)
                Project XV: New Perspectives on Photography, invitational, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, CA
2019    Self-Portrait, Online exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery
                Open Show, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
                Your Favorite Photograph in 2018 Exhibition, Part 4, Online exhibition, Lenscratch
2017    Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Visual Echo Photography Exhibition, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                The 2017 "Photographic Conversations" Exhibition, Part 3, Online exhibition, Lenscratch
                Workshopx, Pop-up exhibition, Dada Boutique, Krakow, Poland
                On The Streets In Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, CA
2021        Honorable Mention for Portrait of C, PH21 Gallery - Personality: Contemporary Portrait
2020        Honorable Mention for Bapitism - Women Street Photographers Exhibition, Academia Scaglia during Trieste Photo Days, Trieste, Italy
                Honorable Mention for Deserted, The Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery - Living & Photographing in the time of COVID-19
                First Place awarded to Union Station, N.Y. Photo Curator - Connection
                Winner & Cover Photo, Hiding IV, APA LA - Off The Clock 2020
                Honorable Mention for Catherine, Praxis Photo Gallery - The Portrait Exhibition
2020    California Love: A Visual Mixtape, 6 Photographs published (Curator: Michael Rababy)
2019    Extended Frame, Self-published book
2021        Book Review by Douglas Stockdale, Extended Frame, The PhotoBook Journal
2020        Call and Response - Round 1, Diversions LA
                FRAMES, Online Magazine
                Interview, The Candid Frame, Episode #499
2019    The Hand Magazine for Reproduction-Based Art, Issue #26
                Lights for Liberty Demonstration, Fox TV on the Hill
                The Best Work I Saw at the Denver Portfolio Walk, A Photo Editor
2018    My Home Through the Lens, una, Hong Kong Edition 32
                Fueling Creativity, Signature: The Magazine of Emma Willard School
2017    Mexico Surprise, MR Traveler, Hong Kong Edition
2021    Artist Talk, The Year of Not Knowing, LACP, Online Event & Exhibition
                Guest Artist, Photography Conversations with John Cornicello, Online Event
2020    Keynote Speaker, FORUM, PasadenaPhotographyArts, Online Event
                Curator & Host, Open Show #33, PasadenaPhotographyArts, Online Event
                Artist Talk, f8 Pasadena Salon, Pasadena, CA
                Artist Talk, Photo LA OPEN SHOW, Santa Monica, CA
2018    “What Makes a Good Photograph,” German Swiss International School, Parent Education Series
Since 2020    Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California (JAI) — Member
Since 2019    Pasadena Photography Arts (PPA) — Advisor
                      Photographic Arts Counsel Los Angeles — Member
Since 2018    American Photographic Artists (APA) —Member
Since 2017    Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) — Member
Since 2020    The Contemporary Art Modern Project, Spotlight Artist