Ellie Ivanova

fine art and documentary photography

© Ellie Ivanova. Missing (2009)

Ellie Ivanova is originally from Bulgaria and after living in Latin America, she is currently based in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. With a background in literary research, her photographic interest is the human experience. She works in both black & white film and digital formats, exploring the themes of dreams, memories and self-fashioning of identity through images transcending language barriers.

Along with several ongoing long-term photography projects, Ellie leads the Third Eye Workshops, photography workshops for kids in Roma/Gypsy communities in Bulgaria and (in the future) Romania. Their goal is to empower children from marginalized minorities by giving them the tools of self expression and to make their point of view known to society in general.