Current position and base (organization, company, etc.)
Photographer working through the Anzenberger Agency and based in Bucharest, Romania.
Davin Ellicson (b. 1978) is working on a long-term project about the transformation of rural life in Eastern Europe as the European Union expands. He lived and farmed with a peasant family for a year in the Maramures region of northern Romania, the most traditional area of Europe, and is now pursuing stories throughout the Balkans.
Davin received a BA in Modern European History from Carleton College in 2001 and earned an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from The London College of Communication in 2006.
He has completed assignments for The International Herald Tribune, Courrier Japon, Bloomberg News and Intermediair Magazine and his work has appeared in the books ‘East’ and ‘This Day of Change’, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, TAZ, Die Presse, Vision Magazine, Blueeyes Magazine and du Magazine.
2009 Phodar Biennial Portfolio Award
2009 Joop Swart Masterclass nomination
2008 PDN’s 30 nomination
2008 Honorable mention in Jen Bekman’s Hey, Hot Shot! contest
2008 Review Santa Fe
2007 American Photography 23
2009 ‘This Day of Change’, Tokyo, Japan
2009 ‘Chance Encounters’, Pleven, Bulgaria
2006 MA degree show, London College of Communication, London, United Kingdom
Specialities & interests
7 year project on Europe's most traditional rural life--much of it yet to see the light of day!