Anthony Ellis Photography

"A photograph is a secret about a secret" - Diane Arbus

Anthony left school in 1995 and spent a year teaching English in Bucharest and travelling in Eastern Europe. It was in Romania that he began taking pictures on a cheap, compact camera, and developed a fascination with recording images.

The next year he started at Oxford, studying English literature. He turned his attention back to photography when, for his twenty-first birthday, his father bought him his first SLR camera. He spent the rest of his degree in the dark room developing black and white shots for theatre companies, student newspapers and the union society. 

 In 1999 Anthony moved to London to work as a freelance photographer while studying photographic theory at Westminster College. A year later he joined the British Diplomatic Service. Over a ten year career that included postings to Cyprus, Afghanistan and Yemen, and full-time Arabic language training in the USA and Syria, Anthony travelled, worked and photographed across the Middle East and Asia.

In 2010 Anthony founded Integrity, an international consultancy and service provider working on complex and challenging issues around the globe. His work has taken him across the world. As well as appearing in various travel and news publications, his photography has been shown at the Phoenix Gallery in Oxford, the Gloria and Photodos Galleries in Cyprus and at the Adam Street and Ginglik Galleries in London. A selection of his Afghan images are currently exhibited at Somerset House in London, and in Kabul at the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit and the British Embassy.
Kennilworth, 2021
Saint Agnes, 2020
Stone Henge, 2020
Machu Picchu, 2014
Granada, 2009
Apamea, 2009
Ourzazate, 2009
Lisbon, 2008
Minapin Glacier, 2006
Baghdad, 2006
Kabul, 2005
Cappadocia, 2005
Salamis, 2003
Luleå, 2002

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