About the Book
A chronological documentation of my half-sisters from 1996-2006, following them into and through adolescence. The book looks at how an American middle-class girl grows up, the quest for identity, family, eating disorders and other issues affecting contemporary teens.
Ellie Brown is a native of Boston, MA where she attended Massachusetts College of Art. She received her B.F.A. in photography in 1997 and her M.F.A. in Photography from San Jose State University in 2002. Ellie has received numerous awards including: a 2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a Leeway Foundation grant, first prize from the Fraser Gallery's International photo competition, a featured artist from women in photography international, the Calumet Award from the Print Center’s 2006 and 2008 International Photography Competition. In addition, Ellie has attended artist in residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2006, Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL with acclaimed photographer Graciela Iturbide in 2002 a 2007 residency in Costa Rica at the David and Julia White Artist Colony. Both her bookwork and photographs are exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Ellie taught design in South Korea in 2008 at the University of Ulsan.