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November 20
Critique Guest



Ella Putney Carlson earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She won the Grand Imaging Award from the Professional Photographers of America in January 2019 for her album “Most Wanted” and the 2020 GiA in the Illustrative/Commercial Category. She is past president of the American Society of Photographers as well as an ASAP Fellow and Educational Associate. Her work has been featured on the covers of Photoshop User magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, and The American Society of Photographers Magazine.


Ella's work has been published in several books including the Professional Photographers of America Loan Book, the Showcase Book, as well as several magazines including Professional Photographer Magazine, the Professional Photographers Association of New England. Her first book "Fine Art Photoshop" was published in May of 2017 and her second book “A Universe of Possibilities” was published in August of 2023.

Ella is a PPA Approved juror. In addition, she teaches professional workshops nation-wide, and she has been teaching photographic arts at the University of Massachusetts since 1999. She is widely known for the creation of her alien characters.

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