Ellie Ramsden is a photographic artist based in London, focussing on portrait and documentary photography due to her interests in human behaviour, interaction and communication. She chooses to work predominately with film processes for a slower and more thoughtful approach to her practice.

Much of Ellie’s work aims to stimulate discussion, question stereotypes and present alternative perspectives, often adding elements of co-creation to her practice to produce honest narratives. In her personal projects, she documents British subcultures and communities, and explores themes such as community, youth culture, gender equality and alternatives to the mainstream.

Dividing her time between personal projects and taking on photographic commissions, Ellie's work has been exhibited internationally, as well as being widely featured in the press. Her work is part of the Museum of Youth Culture’s permanent archive.

Print sales are available on request.

Licensing inquires: licensing@kintzing.com

Selected clients:

Nike, Adidas, Facebook, Spotify, Samsung, Complex, CALM, Bacardi, Barbie, Channel 4, Superdrug, Comic Relief, Nuffield Health, Aimi, Refinery29, Foundation FM, Wordplay magazine, Keep Hush, Help Musicians UK, Girls United, Versus.


BBC NewsLondonistClash Magazine, Creative ReviewGUAP, Keep Hush, aint-bad, Foundation FMTMRW mag, MixmagEvening StandardTrench Trench Trench, Wordplay MagazineHundred HeroinesMini Click, Rife magazine, The Doyennes, 14HQ.

Solo exhibitions:

2023: TPF Social Documentary Grant Winner - Photobook Cafe, London

2022: Portraits in the Park - Crystal Palace Calling, London

2020: The Future is in The Air - Keep Hush pop-up, London

2019: Too Many Man: Women of Grime - Adidas HQ, Germany

2019: Too Many Man: Women of Grime - Keakie, London

Group exhibitions:

2024: Portrait of Britain vol.6 - UK wide

2023: The Faces of Womanhood - Outernet London

2022: Take More Photos: Lovin' London - Outernet London

2022: Grown up in Britain: 100 Years of Teenage Kicks - The Herbert, Coventry

2022: Top Boy Live - The Truman Brewery, London

2022: Postcards from Europe - Cambridge University

2022: Simpler Saturdays - Museum of Youth Culture gallery, London

2021: Edition365 - British Journal of Photography (online)

2021: The Print Swap - Foley Gallery, New York

2021: A Way of Life - Museum of Youth Culture gallery, London

2020: Home Museum - LagosPhoto Festival 2020 (online)

2020: Non-Conformist - ElliottHalls Gallery (online)

2020: (Re)framing our Identities - Bologna, Italy

2019: Streetstyle: from Teddy Boys to Grime Kids - Trinity Art Gallery, London

2019: Representation on the Line: (Un)framing Our Identities - Hive, Blackpool

2019: Representation on the Line: (Un)framing Our Identities - Chelsea Telephone Exhange, London

2018: South West Graduate Photography Prize - Old Truman Bewery, London

2018: 32 Photographers - Gallery Different, London

2017: Behind the Beat - Spectrum, Brighton

2017: Hardwick Gallery Collection - Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham

2016: Blank Space Gallery - Vancouver, Canada

Permanent collections:

Museum of Youth Culture archives

Photo Book Cafe Archive

Photo credit: Elishama Udorok

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