About Ellen Denuto
My unique and varied creative background began as a child. Never really able to express myself through other mediums, that world opened when I picked up a camera and it became my constant trusted friend. Suddenly, I could capture the concrete and invisible subtleties I sensed but could not put into words.
My mother recognizing my talent or direction for this different child, entered me into a relatively major juried exhibition where I won Best in Show.
It was then that I realized that what I did mattered, and my life as a Visual Storyteller began.
After studying Art and Education in college, I went on to represent and have professional affiliations with the Minolta, Agfa and Ilford Corporations, as guest Speaker and contributing photographer for their product publications and trade shows.
An original contributor for The Image Bank-founder Larry Freed selected a body of my personal images at to be part of his International Collection which led to assignments with Japanese agents and publishers, as well as worldwide exposure.
An exhibition at The Lever House Gallery in NYC won a review from Fred McDarrah of the Village Voice who called me ‘A brilliant punk fashion photographer to watch’.This caught the attention of city Art Directors and soon I was on the pages of magazines such as FOTO, Darkroom Photography, GRAPHIS, Minolta Mirror, Japanese Playboy and the face of the new generation of photographers in the poster AMERICAN VISION- for NYU’s Washington Square Gallery exhibition of the same name.
While enjoying commercial success, I stay connected to my artist self through personal projects such as The Artist as Art and The Other America.
I am a regular juror, guest speaker and workshop leader for the American Society of Media Photographers, Professional Photographers of America, Professional Woman Photographers, SOHO Photo, and various Colleges and Universities.
Current classes include The Digital Portfolio Project for New York University, and The Classic Nude for The Hallmark Institute of Photography.