Ella Manor - Fashion Photography - Michali Fine Art Gallery - New York
ELLA MANOR Waking Dreams
September 12th - October 20th, 2009 --- Opening Reception: Saturday September 12th, 6-9PM
MICHALI FINE ART GALLERY is proud to present "Waking Dreams" an exhibition of works by the New York based photographer Ella Manor, on view from September 12th through October 20th, 2009.
Ella Manor was born in Israel and studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work has more than one dimension. In the one hand, she is shooting fashion and lifestyle, and in the other hand, she realizes tough provoking self-portraits.
In any of her works, she takes glamorous pictures, creating unique stories in a special universe for each series, intensifying the impressions and focusing on a suggestion or on a detail.
She loves capturing movement, inventing worlds of harmony, fantasy and abundance.
Her photographs play a documentary role since they allow the observer to contextualize and to open a discussion based upon the analysis of our society. Indeed, her photographs are very representative of our time where beauty in general and fashion in particular are two primordial criteria revealing the interests of our civilization. “My experience has been that the visual beauty of the work speaks to everyone, no matter what age, race or background, I also believe the work becomes more powerful when it creates a special relationship with the viewer”.
Her work has been already published in various publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Creative Quarterly, Swoon Magazine, After Capture, B&W Magazine, to name a few.
The critic and writer Ed McCormack depicts her work in Gallery&Studio in 2008:“ Manor marries form and content with an elan that makes a mockery of distinctions between high and low. Her pictures intrigue one by investing what is sometimes considered superficial, even trivial, with a suggestiveness that speaks of fate, mortality, and other issues more profound than one is accustomed to encountering in the precincts of the fabulously trendy.”
Ella Manor was the first and second place winner in the beauty category in the Prix de la Photographie Paris 2008, won second place in the self-portraiture category and received the portfolio merit award from Black & White magazine in June 2008.
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