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Elo Strauss was born in Rakvere, Estonia in 1986. She began her professional studies in Baltic Film and Media School majoring in sound engineering. However, soon after entering the school she felt that this wasn't something she wanted to do on a daily basis in the future. She decided to leave BFM and proceeded to think, experiment, and explore in order to discover what really interests and excites her. After a year of constant searching she focused only on the things that fed her spirit. Tons of music, movies, photography experiments, and books in a pile on the living room - this was her path to discover photography as her passion.
After this, she knew that her path must continue in the Estonian Academy of Arts and that decision played an important part of her growth and provided her with numerous opportunities. Strauss graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2018. At the moment she is working as a freelance photographer and developing her new art projects.
2015 – 2018 Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), photography, BA
2007 – 2014 Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM), sound engineer
2018 – TASE’18 EKA graduation exhibition
2018 – ARS Film festival AFF
2017 – Group show “15cm – 3.6m”, ARS project room Professional experience: 2018 – 2019 ERASMUS+ internship in Pretty Portal gallery, Duesseldorf, Germany
2016 – ... Freelance photographer
2018 – ... gofoto.ee editor 2018 – Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award 2018
2018 – Visa Pour I’Image 2018, Canon Students Programme, Perpignan, France
2017 – Erasmus+ youth exchange, Palermo, Italy (photo documentation)
2013 – IFFR, organizer of the festival events, volunteer
2012 – IFFR, Paper Tigers volunteer
2011 – PÖFF, sound and image quality controller
2010 – Film “Klass: elu pärast” audio operator assistant
2008 – Raadio 2, responsible for the issuer of the broadcast
2008 – “The key to the apple’s heart”, “Under the bridge”, “Sound Hill Force” sound director
2007 – Film “Kinnunen” audio operator assistant
2007 – Film “The Class” audio operator assistant