In her 25 year career Sydney based photographer, Ella Dreyfus has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in some of Australia’s most prominent galleries including the Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Australian Photographer’s Gallery, Stills Gallery and Casula Powerhouse.

In her latest series, Under Twelve Under Twenty, Drefus photographed the same group of boys – all 12 of them from her son’s school football team – at the ages of 12 and 19.

The black-and white images were inspired by Michael Apted’s famous 7 Up films, Sue Ford’s Time portrait series and Nicholas Nixon’s ongoing portrait series, The Brown Sisters. Dreyfus plans to photograph the same group of young men every seven years.

Ella Dreyfus’ work has been widely exhibited, published and collected throughout Australia. She has made significant contributions to the field of photography and has been recognised with over 10 awards nominations, 80 exhibitions, 100 portrait commissions, 70 reviews and articles in national and international journals and publications.

Ella Dreyfus is currently Head of Public Programs and a lecturer in photography at the National Art School in Sydney.

The exhibition Under Twelve Under Twenty is showing at the Stills Gallery in Paddington ( 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington) until 6 October 2012.

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