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email / eliza@elizabourner.com

instagram / @elizabourner

Artist Statement

Eliza Bourner is a British photographer living and working in London. 

"My work is informed by our cultural and psychological landscapes and how contemporary society’s dysfunctional values of materialism are at odds with our basic human needs. Individualistic values foster comparison and competition, pushing us further away from one another. In prioritising consumerism over connection, we become increasingly dissatisfied and burnt out in our 'Age of Anxiety'. 

 My photographs address this uneasiness inherent in the fast pace of hyper-connected and media saturated contemporary culture, filled with passive entertainment and empty distractions of materialism. Imbued with nostalgia and a cinematic feel, my silent images impart the discomfort of a troubling daydream, with their subtle inclination toward the surreal."

Bourner started her photography practice assisting fashion photographers in Paris, leading her to pursue a masters in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Her work has been reviewed and featured by international critique including Aesthetica Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Vogue Italia and Der Greif.

Her work has been exhibited across Europe and Asia and she has obtained numerous photography awards. Most recently; Aesthetica Art Prize (2022), The British Journal of Photography Edition365 (2021), The Lensculture ‘Home’ Awards (2021), LifeFramer Open Awards (2021), the LensCulture Art Awards Finalist (2021) and The Prix Levallois (2021).

Selected Group Exhibitions


2022 / Royal Photographic Society @ Online Exhibition 'Selfies'

2022 / Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition @ YORK ART GALLERY, UK

2021 / BRITISH JOURNAL of PHOTOGRAPHY Edition365 @ NEW ART CITY (ONLINE) 

2019 / FESTIVAL PIL'OURS, 'TIME TO THINK' @ ST GILLES CROIX DE VIE, FR

2019 / 'HOME' EXHIBITION @ GALLERY AT HOME, UK 

 2019 / JULIA MARGARET CAMERON 13th GALA AWARDS @ VALID FOTO - BARCELONA

 2019 / ESPY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS @ ELYSIUM GALLERY, UK

 2019 / HOT TRAMPZ @ THE VICTORIA, DALSTON, UK

 2019 / EVERYTHING I EVER LEARNT @ CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, UK

 2019 / FASHIONED WORLDS @ OXO TOWER WHARF, LONDON, UK

 2019 / BEYOND FASHION @ ARTISTREE, HONG KONG 

 2018 / PAPYRUS @ UAL - LONDON 

 2018 / WINDOWS AND MIRRORS @ NOIASCAPE - LONDON 

 2015 / PINGYAO INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL @ PINGYAO, CHINA

 2015 / THAT’S WHAT I WANT @ HOXTON GALLERY, LONDON 

 2014 / EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK @ FALMOUTH, UK


Awards and Honorable Mentions


2022 / Hamburg Portfolio Review Awardee

2022 / Aesthetica Art Prize Awards, Longlist

2021 / Edition365 Awards, British Journal of Photography

2021 / LIFE FRAMER open call shortlist

2021 / Prix Levallois shortlist

2021 / HOME '21 LensCulture Photography Awards, Series Finalist

2021 / LensCulture Art Photography Awards, Finalist

2019 / Magenta Flash Forward, Top 100 Emerging Photographers 2019, Awardee

2019 / 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Fine Art, Honorable Mention Awardee

2019 / ESPY 4th Photography Awards, Finalist


Selected Reviews and Publications


2022 / EUROPE NOW

2022 / FUTURE NOW ANTHOLOGY

2021 / BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

2021 / L'OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

2021 / KALTBLUT MAGAZINE

2021 / 'CULTURAL MALAISE' AESTHETICA MAGAZINE

2021 / VOGUE ITALIA

2021 / DER GRIEF GUESTROOM

2020 / COLLATER.AL

2019 / DER GREIF GUESTROOM

2019 / HOT TRAMPZ ZINE

2018 / IMIRAGE MAGAZINE 

 2017 / FOTOROOM 

 2017 / GURLS TALK 

 2016 / SOME MAGAZINE 

Education

2017 - 2019 @ University of the Arts London, MA Photography, London UK

2012 - 2015 @ Falmouth University, BA Fashion Photography, Falmouth UK

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