Elli Ioannou is comfortable as an artist working in both the commercial and art-photography worlds. With a 17 year experience in advertising photography specializing in fashion, her creative repertoire also includes: photo-media artist, video director, mentor & educator in higher education in Australia. Her teaching experience spans over 7 years and has taught within bachelor of photography, fashion & design degrees Australia & France. Best known for her fashion campaigns and backstage images, Elli is also carving a niche for herself in contemporary video art.
International distinctions & Awards
Permanent collection Luciano Benetton Imago Mundi Australia collection; finalist in SHOWSTUDIO fashion film awards for “oneiric” (UK); “I’mperfect Beauty” video installation exhibited in White Night Melbourne; published in Vivienne Westwood’s book ‘100 days of Active Resistance’; 2 time nominee PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris; 8 time nominee and finalist Black & White Spider awards (UK); highly commended ASVOFF 06 & winner of BMW fashion photography (Australia).
‘Pause video art for wellbeing’, London Creativity & Wellbeing festival; ‘Desert Rose’ International Art Expo, Palazzo Albrizzi (Venice); ‘Infini’ Top 10 VAMFF fashion film series (Australia); 2010-Via arena-Hidden Heroes at Salone Internazionale del Mobile, (Milan). Relocating from Australia to Paris in 2016, Elli is an officially accredited media with Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers.