Wildfire Ascension

David Ellingsen,
Victoria, BC

Size

40" x 42"

Medium

Photograph, pigment ink on cotton rag

This work records the dawn ascension of the sun through wildfire smoke on August 20th 2018, the worst fire season in BC’s recorded history and one of many unprecedented global wildfire events. It is part of Weather Patterns, a long-term project recording and marking events in the changing global climate system.

Wildfire Ascension

David Ellingsen,
Victoria, BC

About the artist
About the artist

David Ellingsen
Victoria, BC

David Ellingsen is a Canadian photographer creating images that speak to the relationship between humans and the natural world. A restless artist, Ellingsen maintains a varied practice in which intersections form the foundation – intersections of observer and participant, documentary photography and contemporary art, archivist and surrealist.

Ellingsen's photographs are exhibited internationally and are part of the permanent collections of the Chinese Museum of Photography, South Korea's Datz Museum of Art and Canada's Beaty Biodiversity Museum. They have been shortlisted for the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, appeared in National Geographic, and awarded First Place at the Prix de la Photographie Paris and the International Photography Awards.

Ellingsen lives and makes his work in Canada's Pacific Northwest, moving between Victoria and the remote island of Cortes where he was raised.

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