Ellie Davies (Born 1976) lives in Dorset and works in the woods and forests of Southern England. She gained her MA in Photography from London College of Communication.

Davies is represented by Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery in the UK, A.Galerie in Paris, Dimmitt Contemporary Art in Houston and Austin, Texas, Susan Spiritus Gallery in California, Gilman Contemporary in Sun Valley, Idaho and Brucie Collections in Kyiv.

In the past year Davies’ work has been exhibited in Istanbul, Shanghai, Germany, Paris, the US and London.

Davies also released two new bodies of work in 2023, Chalk Streams and Seascapes Triptych.  Both were recently exhibited in a solo exhibition at Crane Kalman Gallery in London.

A second solo show at Zingst Horizonte Environmental Photo Festival in Germany continues until June 2024.  Thirty billboard-sized prints ranging from 2012 onwards are currently exhibited there in a seaside meadow setting.  Davies also participated in group exhibitions including Return to Nature at Pearl Museum in Shanghai and Where the Wild Roses Grow at Museum Gazhane in Istanbul as part of the 212 Festival.

Chalk Streams has received a Gold award in the PX3 Paris Photo Prize 2023 Nature and Water,  Finalist in the Klompching Fresh 2023 Awards, 2nd Place Winner in the Annual Photography Awards 2023 Fine Art: Places and Spaces and an Honorable mention in the ND Awards 2023.

Chalk Streams 10 was selected for the Earth Photo Awards 2023 which opened at The Royal Geographical Society in London before touring nine UK national forests – Grizedale Forest, Sidney Nolan Trust, Moors Valley, Bedgebury National Pinetum, Dalby Forest, Haldon Forest Park, Fineshade Wood, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan into 2024. 

A new monograph of Davies’ work spanning work from the last 10 years was published in July 2023 by Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery and A.galerie Paris.

Davies has been interviewed by National Geographic, On Landscape, The Guardian, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post, Mountain Living USA, Stir World India, Rakes Progress, Ernest Journal, Lens Culture, Zoom Magazine Italy, China Life Magazine, Dodho Magazine, A Small Voice Podcast, Photomonitor, and Gardens Illustrated amongst others.

Selected books include Sacrifice by Laurence Bourgeouis, published by La tête à Versa: France in 2021. Keeper of the Hearth by Odette England, Schilt Publishing, 2020. Le Magiciennes de la Terre: L’art et la Nature au Feminin by Virginie Luc, published by Les Editions Ulmer Paris. Matter and Desire published by Chelsea Green, Vermont USA.  Arboreal: A Collection of New Woodland Writing published by Little Toller Books with images and cover by Davies.

WUD: Four Fictional Walks in the Woods has been added to the collections of the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Library Project Bookshop in Dublin, The Glasgow School of Art Library, and is stocked in Foyles London and by Tangerine Press.

She is an associate artist for Demain, La Foret (Tomorrow, the Forest) – a major tree planting project in Loire, France, and Philropy Philanthropy Card – supporting The Carpathia European Wilderness Reserve in Romania.

Davies’ work is held in private collections worldwide.