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Ella Rose Sanderson aims to use photography as a method of understanding how memory and experience can shape identity, our relationships, and the world around us. Mainly working with medium format portraiture, found imagery, sound, and more recently, moving image, Ella’s somewhat complicated method, aiming to confuse, bombard and share, invites the viewer to view her personal experiences as an opportunity to examine their own lives and how photography can shape them.


Currently examining how a long-term relationship and its loss has both given and taken away her sense of self, Ella sees her own life as a familiar starting point to explore wider concerns of identity and society’s inherent desire to document and share our experiences through photography. Poetry, old journals and photo albums are a rich source of research and opportunity for her work, enhancing her practise’s aim to view visual culture as both a faulted yet essential part of what makes us who we are.