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Student Showcase Archive

Theo Ellison

MA work

MA work

  • Entombment

    Entombment, Theo Ellison 2017
    C-type Lambda print
    120x78cm | Photographer: Theo Ellison

  • Naturalistic Fallacy 2

    Naturalistic Fallacy 2, Theo Ellison 2017
    C-type Lambda print
    120x90cm | Photographer: Theo Ellison

Naturalistic Fallacy

Exploring the moral ambiguity of how we construct and consume images, this series of photographs indulges the voyeurism of image-making through the prism of art-historical reference points. Within the framework of Vilém Flusser’s claim that ‘thinking is anti-image’, the iridescent pigeon cadaver and the absurd carnality of the Courbet-esque nude work to form an uneasy allure as we transition from the real to the photo to the photo-real.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2017

  • My work looks to tease out our vulnerability to Romanticised narratives, using them as a lens through which to test the hazy boundaries between nature and artifice; observation and voyeurism; humour and pathos.

  • Degrees

  • BA Photography, Coventry University, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • In The Offing, Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2023; Supersublime, Giant Gallery, Bournemouth, 2023; CIRCA x Dazed Class of 2022; Football Art Prize, touring exhibition, 2022-2023; NatureMax, Giant Gallery, Bournemouth, 2021-2022; Under Deconstruction, Landskrona Foto, Landskrona, 2020; Ingram Young Contemporary Talent Prize, Cello Factory, London, 2019; Artificial Things, Cambridge University, Cambridge, 2018; Known Unknowns, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2018