Elena Helfrecht
Elena Helfrecht
Based in
Bavaria, Germany
Seniority
5 - 10 years experience
Nationality
Germany
Resume
About

Elena Helfrecht (b. 1992 in Marktredwitz, Germany; based in London and Bavaria) is a visual artist working with photography. In 2019 she completed her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London, after receiving her BA in Art History and Book Science from Friedrich-Alexander-University in

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Erlangen in 2015 and briefly studying Art and Image History at Humboldt-University in Berlin from 2016 to 2017.

Elena’s work has been shown and published internationally. In 2020, her work was selected as a finalist for the Sony World Photography Awards, HSBC Prix pour la Photographie, The Aftermath Project Grant, and as a winner of Camera Work hosted by Palazzo Rasponi 2. She was one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2019, showing at South London Gallery and Leeds Art Gallery, and a Jury Favourite for the Le Bal Award for Young Creation, as well as a winner of the AOP Student Awards, Magenta Flash Forward, and the Ginnel Foto Award in the same year. Her work has been published in books and magazines such as the British Journal of Photography, HANT Magazin, Der Greif and ‘On Death’ by Kris Graves Projects and the Humble Arts Foundation.

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2nd Prize
Sony World Photography Awards
2020
London, United Kingdom

Professional Still Life

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Winner
PR2 Camera Work
2020
Ravenna, Italy
Finaliste
HSBC Prix pour la Photographie
2020
Paris, France
Finaliste
The Aftermath Project Grant
2020
Winner
Bloomberg New Contemporaries
2019
United Kingdom
Finalist
Le Bal Award for Young Creation
2019
Paris, France

Finalist and Jury Favourite

Winner
The Association of Photographers Student Award
2019
United Kingdom
Winner
Ginnel Foto Award
2019
United Kingdom
Winner
Magenta Flash Forward
2019
Canada
MA Photography
Royal College of Art (London) 2017 - 2019
London, United Kingdom

Distinction by Dissertation

MA Art History and Visual Studies
Humboldt University 2016 - 2017
Berlin, Germany

Dropped to attend the Royal College of Art

BA Art History and Book Science
Friedrich-Alexander-University 2014 - 2011
Erlangen, Germany
Skills

Photography

Creative Direction

Project Management

Editing

retouching

Art history

Research

Copywriting

Gallery Assistance

Translations (German/English)

Bespoke framing

Social Media Management

Consultation

Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Bridge

Adobe InDesign

Capture One

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Googe Docs Suite

Languages

English

Bilingual

German

Native language

Personal details

UE working permit

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
In house / Interim management
Collaboration
Industry sectors

Culture

Media

Digital

Entertainment

Agency

Class of 2019

British Journal of Photography is dedicated to seeking out new talent. Each year, the print magazine platforms 12 exceptional emerging photographers graduating from colleges and universities across the UK.

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Zeichen der Zeit

War das letzte Magazin „Wiederentdeckung der Wirklichkeit“ ein Magazin, dass sich thematisch mit einer der größten fotografischen Diskurse beschäftigt hat, so ist diese Ausgabe „Zeichen der Zeit“ das wohl bislang politischste Magazin vom Fotoinit e.V.

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