Anna Sellen 

Multimedia artist, photographer, researcher and trainer |  07989854787 | |  IG: annasellenphotography

Selected awards,  distinctions, nominations (2021 – 2023)

2023                New Blood Art Emerging Art Prize2023 (nominated, shortlisted)

2023                Single Image Winner, OpenWalls Arles  Photography Awards by British Journal of Photography, 

                           1854 Media and Galerie  Huit Arles

2023                Sidney Nolan Trust Prize winner,  Earth Photo International Competition, UK

2023                GMC Trust 3rd Prize  winner, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, UK

2023                Awarded the distinction ofAssociate of The Royal Photographic Society of GB

2022                Graduate Showcase Artist 2022,  Photoworks UK

2022                Graduate Showcase Artist 2022,  The Pupil Sphere, UK

2022                Daylight Photo Awards, jurors’ selection

2022                Athens Photo Festival,  shortlisted

2021               Shutter Hub Portfolio Award, FORMAT21  International Photography Festival, UK

2021                Scholarship Award,  StrudelMediaLive and Reflektor, German

Selected  exhibitions (2021-2023)

2023                New  Blood Art Emerging Art Prize 2023, StART Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London

2023                OpenWalls Arles Photography  Awards Vol.4, Galerie Huit Arles, France

2023                Earth Photo, The Royal  Geographical Society, London & UK-wide tour

2023                FORMAT 2023 International  Photography Festival, Derby, UK

2023                Women in Photography, The Royal  Photographic Society, Bristol, UK

2023                Photography Prize exhibition,  The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists gallery, UK

2023                International Photo Exhibition  164, The Royal Photographic Society, Bristol, UK

2022                Photo Fringe, Brighton, UK (with  INK Collective)

2022                Peer to Peer: UK/ Hong Kong 2022  exchange, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2022                Look Photo Biennial 2022, Open  Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK (INK  Collective)

2022                Digital/ VR exhibition, CULTVRLab, Cardiff, UK

2021               Diffusion 2021 International  Photography Festival, Cardiff, UK (INK  Collective)

2021                 SALON21,  Photofusion  London, UK

Selected  publicity and publications (2021- 2023)

2023                Collage saves the world, publication by Kolaj Institute, USA

2023                The Royal Photographic Society,  magazine

2022                Photoworks UK, Photography+  magazine                            

2022                The Royal Photographic Society,  Women in Photography We Are Magazine

2022                Source Magazine, Graduate  Photography online

2022/21           Shutter Hub 2022 Yearbook and 2021  Yearbook, printed editions 

Residencies,  artist exchange and professional development programmes

2024                Artist residency at Sidney  NolanTrust, The Rodd, Presteigne, UK

2023                Experimental Photography, Alternative  analogue  techniques, AGORA Festival, Spain

2022/23         East Meets West, masterclass by FORMAT, Derby  Quad and  GRAIN projects

2022/23         TRACE mentorship programme, UK

2022                 Politics in Collage online residency, Kolaj  Institute, USA

2022                 Power of Place, UK/ Hong Kong artist  exchange  programme

2020 /23        Artist in residence, the Kelvedon Hatch nuclear bunker, Brentwood, UK

2021 /22         Lightbox   professional development programme,  Redeye Photography Network, UK  


2020                Cold War Museum, the Kelvedon  Hatch nuclear bunker, UK


University for the Creative Arts, First Class BA (Photography), 2023

London Academy of Media, Filmmaking  (Diploma), 2014

Background education history: BA  in Law and MA in International Development 

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