David Ellingsen is an artist consultant, educator and artist based in Victoria, Canada. His expertise draws from a 20-year career as a visual artist, teacher and professional photographer. David works with Dazed & Confucius to support artists in their career goals.
David began as a freelance assignment photographer in 2000, working with clients such as the New York Times Magazine, Oprah Winfrey Network and the CBC. He created courses including professional practices, portfolio and style development, and has taught at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and Vancouver Photo Workshops. He’s spoken at Emily Carr University and Langara College about career development.
David’s work is exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Chinese Museum of Photography and South Korea's Datz Museum of Art. Among others, his work has appeared in National Geographic and was awarded First Place at both Prix de la Photographie Paris and the International Photography Awards.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Lithuania’s Kaunas Photo Festival and the Campbell River Museum.