Eleanor Lindsay-Fynn graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Physics. She later switched to documentary photography owing to an interest in Sociology and Anthropology, which culminated in her receiving a Masters in Photography and Urban Culture from Goldmiths in 2006. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Toronto, Washington DC, New York, London, Romania, and Singapore and has been published in The Guardian andSpears magazine among others. She currently lives and works in London.
Yellow Faces (2009)
Eleanor Lindsay-Fynn’s experimental photographic art brings the uncanny to the foreground. Part psychological, her series “Yellow Faces” documents the unfamiliar in familiar settings. Touring art museums, churches for the spiritually un-fulfilled, she uses digital photography to depict humanity in its many guises. The resulting images are a reaction to contemporary life and its fundamental questions such as “what does it mean to be human? What are we humans? The more people I meet, each acting on different levels, makes it hard for me to discern and only intensifies the feeling of “yellow faces” that I have embodied in these photographs.
The pictures in this series are full of color yet a certain emptiness hangs over them. At times you feel a part of something and at other times you feel like a voyeur looking out onto a scene that, perhaps you identify with but do not feel connected to. Life is much easier when you feel like you belong, but it is not uncommon to feel alone, even when you have community. Together these pictures show different ways of being a part of something as well as representing communities in their transitional states.
2009: Flash Forward photography competition, UK winner.
2008: Exposure Exhibition Award, Royal West of England Academy
2007: Runner up, Saatchi New Sensations Award
2006: Young Photographer Award, Channel 4
What Are You Hoping to Find?, Pop-Up Gallery, London.
Secret Party, Florean Museum, Romania.
Family Album, Monsoon Asia Gallery, Singapore.
Select Group Exhibitions
Art in the Ephemeral Age, The Globe, Hay Arts Festival.
Love in the Sky, ICA charity exhibition, London.
Art in the time of Recession, The Globe, Hay Arts Festival.
July Royal Academy, Summer Open Exhibition, London.
UK’s Future Greats, White Box Gallery, New York.
4 New Sensations, organised by the Saatchi Gallery, Truman Brewery, London.
BSc Physics, Clare College, University of Cambridge.
MA Photography and Urban Culture, Goldsmiths College.
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