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.