Robert Ellis uses the medium of photography to explore the notion of ‘home’. Working within communities, his images rely on inherent or local knowledge to inform a sense of place. He is an Irish photographer who completed his MFA in Photography in the University of Ulster in Belfast (2011), having previously graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Photography from Dublin Institute of Photography (2007).
His work was featured in New Irish Works as part of PhotoIreland Festival’s 2013 main show & book publication of the same name. He was nominated and subsequently selected as an emerging European photographer to participate in Plat(t)form 2014 at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2014 he was also commissioned by Irish Curator Valerie Connor for Golden Mountain -TULCA Visual Arts Festival. His New Line series is represented by the Up Editions online platform, and the New Line book is available as part of a series of publications known as Where We Are by Aad Design.