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Elaine Duigenan is a photographic artist based in London. She has exhibited internationally and has work in collections which include the V&A and The Museum of Fine Art in Houston. Her work is represented in the US (East Coast) by Klompching Gallery in New York. Alongside making her own series of work for exhibition, she undertakes artist residencies and works alongside institutions such as Wellcome Collection to devise and deliver special projects. In late 2009 one of her images was flown to The International Space Station by Astronaut Leland Melvin on Shuttle Atlantis.

Elaine is known for being an early and innovative exemplar of Scanography (see her piece in the The V&A History of Photographic Processes:  It takes the Photogram (one of the earliest processes in the history of photography) and pushes it into this century.  In her early work Elaine found objects for scanning, now she is involved in making them too.

This website shows only a small proportion of work.  If you would like to see more please introduce yourself and ask to see current projects and work in progress.

Elaine is also active on Instagram: elaine_duigenan


‘Flora and Fauna’ Group Exhibition at Klompching Gallery, New York, January 11 - February 25, 2024

‘Flora Imaginaria’ at The Society of the Four Arts, Florida, USA, 2nd December 2023 - 28 April, 2024 

Installation at The Centre for British Photography on 7th June - September 24th 2023

Shortlisted in Sony World Photo Awards for 'A Step In Time', Still Life Category, March 2023

Exhibited at Somerset House, London, April 2023


March 2023 Launch of ‘Why Women Grow’ book by Alice Vincent 


Inclusion in new book   - 'Flora Photographica' Masterworks of Contemporary Flower Photography - Danaé Panchaud and William A Ewing, 2022

New art installation throughout Keats House, Hampstead, London till October 2021

Exhibiting at Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. 19 – 25 Sep 2020 

Photo Trouvé curated by Thomas Kellner

Klompching Gallery, New York

Winter Works: Feb 12 – Mar 14, 2020

Photo50 at The London Art Fair, January 2020

Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, September 2018

Winner of The International Photographer Award

KLOMPCHING 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, New York, September 20 — October 28, 2017

Shutter Hub Open at Retina Scottish International Photography Festival 2 - 30 July 2017


'Blossfeldt's Apprentice' at FIX Photo Festival, London May 2017


WE SHOW HERE - KLOMPCHING Gallery, New York, December 1 – 24, 2016

Polychromatic - KLOMPCHING Gallery, New York, May – June 2013

The Collector's Eye - Work from The Collection of Frazier King at Houston Center for Photography, Oct - Dec 2012

KLOMPCHING Gallery, New York
Winter Salon – group exhibition
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

'Planet Earth' exhibition
The New York Hall of Science, Oct 2010 - March 2011

'The Dreadful and The Divine' solo show, Qvist Gallery, Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, London, Sept 2010 - Jan 2011

'Created and Found Maps - Exploration of Self and World', The Houston Centre for Photography Sept – Nov 2010

Summer Salon, KLOMPCHING, New York, Aug - Sept 2010

Solo show 'Micro Mundi' at KLOMPCHING, New York, June - Aug 2010 

Group Show at KLOMPCHING, New York April – Sept 2009 

The V&A - History of Photography Annual Show, May 2009 for one year

'Cabinet of Curiosities', Ben Pentreath Ltd, Oct - Nov 2009

Rhubarb 10th Anniversary Show (nominated by Jim Casper)

'It's Still Life' Show at Rayko Photography Center, San Francisco Aug 2009

Solo Show at Ben Pentreath Ltd, Bloomsbury, May 2009

'Intimate Archaeology' at The Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, January – March 2009

Solo show 'Intimate Archaeology', De Santos Gallery, Houston, Jan 2009

Solo show 'Intimate Archaeology', Klompching Gallery, July/August, New York, 2008

Solo show 'Nylon' at the LIPF, CHINA December 2007

'Nylon' on show at Kalamoon University, Damascus, 2007 

Work shown at the LePont Gallery, Aleppo, 2006

Group show at Watermark Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2006

Solo show, ‘Nylon’ at Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas, 2006 

‘Mysteries’ work selected for ‘Fata Morgana’ show, Photosynkyria, Greece, 2004

Solo Show at Houston FotoFest, ‘Bottle’ 2004

‘Psycho’ show at Gallery Anne Faggionato, Dering St with other artists including Helen Chadwick, Damien Hirst and Mark Quinn, 2000


AWARDS AND PRIZES for 'Blossfeldt's Apprentice' 2016 - 2018

September 2018

Winner of The International Photographer Award at The Pingyao International Festival of Photography,

Pingyao, China

PX3 2016 Peoples Choice

Award: Bronze


Honorable Mention in The Monochrome Awards, 2017


Honorable Mention in The Tokyo International Photo Awards 2016


Awarded Gold in Prix de la Photographie, 2016


2nd Place in two categories of Moscow International Photo Awards, 2016


2nd in IPA - International Photography Awards 2016


March 2023 Launch of ‘Why Women Grow’ book by Alice Vincent (I am one of the women interviewed)

Work featured in new book Flora Photographica  2022

Masterworks of Contemporary Flower Photography

Authors William A. EwingDanaé Panchaud


Words and Images in RAKES PROGRESS Vol #7  2018,    Vol #12 2020,   Vol #13 July 2021

In depth Interview at:


Portfolio featured at Photomonitor (  2018

British Medical Journal, 2010

Colin Pantall Blogspot 2008

Lyra Kilston – MODERN PAINTERS, 2008

‘Nylon’ series featured at, Oct 2006 and 2008

Magenta Magazine 2006

Image used on the cover of Chinese Art Review magazine ART WORLD, June 2003

Work published in Thames & Hudson TANK BOOK (best of TANK magazine ‘98 - ‘00), 2003

'Mysteries' Portfolio published in Ag Photographic magazine, 2001

Images published in Luerzers Archive, Vol 2 (World’s Best Adverts) 2000

'Mysteries' work appeared in TANK (Issue 4), April 1999  

COSMOS – Blanket Magazine

500 Photographers

British Journal of Photography Cover


The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Collection of Frazier King and other private collectors

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