Photography of Gene Ellenberg, CU Art Department alumus, included in the April issue of One, One Thousand
One, One Thousand is an online publication focusing on photography produced in the American South by emerging and established photographers. Founded in 2010 by photographers Daniel A. Echevarria and Natalie Minik, One, One Thousand features new photographic works both from and about the South. Notable photographers previously featured from past years are Leslie Burns, Lucas Foglia, Tammy Mercure, Kathleen Robbins, Eliot Dudik, etc.
The Sleeping Giant. Gene Ellenberg.
Says Ellenberg (BFA 2012, Art / photography), “The work featured is an ongoing project, ‘In My Father’s House’, that began back in 2010 as a personal investigation about the private introspections of my father and later became an exchange between myself and my family. The process was at times deftly quiet and unnerving but looking back on the images now I see a mutual understanding, a trust. Through straight documentation as well as the constructed image, I am attempting to blur the lines of what I recall, what I want to admit, and perhaps what I want to see.”
Gene Ellenberg is currently a creative consultant for the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University in South Carolina where he also received his BFA in 2012. He served as the Chair of the Annual Student Invitational at the Click646 Photographic Collective between 2009-2012. Ellenberg has been published in Untitled Cereal and exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, the Pickens County Museum, Pickens SC and Lee Gallery, Clemson, SC.