Nadja Ellinger is a fine art and fashion photographer based in London and Munich. She graduated in fashion photography at the University of Applied Science in Munich and is currently enrolled as in Master’s Programme of Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art in London, where she is currently exploring the subject of the fairy tale as a form of reenacting to create new narratives for our modern society.

Photo by Aloisia Köhler


I use photography to visualize my inner feelings, fears and thoughts to gain a better understanding of the human mind and the inherrent vulnerabilty in everybody. The last three years, I’ve been engaged with the topic of fairy tales as they offer a wide spectrum to communicate about inner processes. On the basis of interviews, retelling and reeancting, I create fantasy worlds that enables a transitional space to act our inner processes. Through the overdetermination of the symbolism, it is possible to reach the viewer in different ways and thus make the story personally experienceable. The outbreak of the immediate political and social context enables a space free of prejudice, in which one can fantasize and experience without constraints. Based on this I’m currently exploring feminism and womanhood through my lense, trying to understand what defines us or how we define ourself.


MÄR 2019 “Other identity”
Genova, Italien. Gruppenausstellung

OKT 2018 “The devil you don’t”
Aeon gallery. Richmond, IL, U.S.. Group

JUL 2018 “neuneuneu”
Hochschule. München, Deutschland. Group

JUL 2018 “The Familiy of No Man”
Cosmos Books. Arles, Frankreich. Group

MÄR 2018 “10 im Quadrat reloaded”
Farbenladen. München, Deutschland. Group

JAN 2018 “But a mermaid has no tears”
Cafe Kosmos. München, Deutschland. Solo

MAR 2017 “But a mermaid has no tears”
Provisorium. München, Deutschland. Solo


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