mail@chloeellingson.com / +1.647.705.3415 / @chloeellingson

I am an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. Before beginning my freelance career I had the privilege of earning a BA in art history and philosophy at McGill University and a diploma in photojournalism at Loyalist College.

My work focuses on how family, an institution we are all intimately connected to, informs a person's sense of self and perceived place in the world, and how it is impacted by its surrounding cultural landscape. In the case of my own life, this interest has steered my work in the direction of unpacking the narratives of Canada I was raised with as a sixth-generatian Canadian.

My work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Magenta Foundation. My ongoing project Wind of the North was a finalist for the Women Photograph ONA Grant and a semi-finalist for the 2017 Lange-Taylor prize. I am a proud member of Women Photograph and can be found here on the Wonderful Machine roster.

CV available upon request



  • The Walrus
  • Chatelaine
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Die Welt
  • The Toronto Star
  • Financial Times
  • Maclean's
  • Report on Business



  • ViewFind
  • Cossette
  • Alain de Botton
  • British Council Canada
  • Canadian Association of Midwives
  • The Fringe Festival
  • Canadian Film Centre
  • The Theatre Centre
  • McMaster University
  • Idea Couture



2017 Fabrique Culturelle Chloë Ellingson à bord du Tshiuetin

2017 Des photographes renommés de passage pour le Zoom Photo Festival - Radio Canada

2015 Capturing a Language on Film - Canadian Language Museum

2015 Photographer exposes truth behind "picture perfect" couples - CBC Radio Q

2014 A night at the drive-in CNN Photo Blog

2013 Someone Else - British Journal of Photography