/ 2016 / Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced

Unity of Time and Place

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced
  • Photographer
    Ellen Jantzen

Unity of Time and Place
Some say, all time exists at once; the indefinite continued
progress of existence and events in the past, present, and
future are regarded as a whole. As always, I am vastly interested
in reality... so this cohesion is mesmerizing to me.
After spending the last several years immersed in the past I am
ready to embrace the future. But as I set out, the past is with
me, transformed. All the losses are still there but there is a
brightness forming that allows me to see the entirety, the unity
of time and place.

Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis but moved to California with her husband, Michael to pursue studies.
She spent two years at FIDM in downtown Los Angels. Here, she obtained her advanced degree in 1992. After a few years working in the industry, including several years at Mattel Toy Co. as a senior project designer, she became disillusioned with the corporate world and longed for a more creative outlet. Having been trained in computer design while at Mattel, Ellen continued her training on her own using mostly Photoshop software.
As digital technology advanced and the newer cameras were producing excellent resolution, Ellen found her perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current explorations in photo inspired art using both a camera to capture staged assemblages and a computer to alter and manipulate the pieces. Ellen has been creating works that bridge the world of prints, photography and collage.

Ellen is being represented by the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach California, USA

Awards 2019
FIRST PLACE WINNER - 14th Pollux Award, Professional for my series "Mid+West"
CRITICAL MASS 2019 FINALIST - Top 200 chosen.
12th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS - Honorable Mention
BRONZE AWARD in the Fine Arts Special Effects category at the Tokyo International FotoAwards for my series "Unexpected Geology"
2018
HONORABLE MENTION in the Chromatic Awards
FINALIST in One Eyeland's "Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2018"
HONORABLE MENTION in the International Photo Awards
BEST SERIES - L.A. Photo Curator “Serenity”
SECOND PLACE - L.A. Photo Curator “The Pictorialist Photo”
FINE ART WINNER - Rangefinders 2018 Photography Awards
THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALA AWARDS
GOLD WINNER in the ANNUAL TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
SECOND PLACE WINNER in the ANNUAL TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
HONORABLE MENTION in the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award
HONORABLE MENTION PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris
RUNNER UP in the 11TH POLLUX AWARDS (Digital Manipulation & Collage)
11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS - Honorable Mention
SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2017
SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in the International Photography Awards.
1ST PLACE WINNER in the International Photography Awards
3RD PLACE WINNER in the International Chromatic Awards
HONORABLE MENTIONS for two series 10th Annual Pollux Awards
HONORABLE MENTION for one series (Fine Arts Category 10th Annual Pollux Awards
RUNNER UP in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award
SHORT LISTED Art Gemini PhotoX Award, exhibition in London, June
2nd PLACE NYC4PA Liquid 2017 Award, juror Debra Klomp Ching
2016
HONORABLE MENTION (Photomanipulation)
ND Awards (Neutral Density Photography Awards)
BRONZE AWARD WINNER 1st Tokyo International Foto Awards
FIRST PLACE WINNER Moscow International Foto Awards
LONGLISTED for the Aesthetica Art Prize (exhibited 04/14 - 05/29)
HONORABLE MENTION International Color Awards, 9th Annual
2015
WINNER of the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award honoring women