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Robert Ellis is an Irish photographer who completed his MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast (2011), having previously graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Photography from Dublin Institute of Photography (2007). His photography deals with the notion of “home”, working with small rural communities, often relying on inherent or local knowledge to inform a sense of place. Recent solo shows include Belfast Exposed Gallery and Peckham 24 as part of Photo London. He was invited as an emerging European photographer to participate in Plat(t) form 2014 at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2014, he was commissioned by Curator Valerie Connor for Golden Mountain, TULCA Visual Arts Festival. His work was featured in New Irish Works as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2013, including the publication of the same name. During 2013, he began working at the Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design in Uganda, where he currently is a visiting lecturer and Artist in Residence.