Fall 2011, Volume 11

Photography by Eleanor Bennett

Artist Statement: I enjoy capturing my surroundings with photography. Two of the photos are of ruins in New Mills—ruins of a textile mill. The photo of people walking among trees was taken near Christmas day in Lyme Park, Cheshire. It reminds me of outdoor walks my family takes after massive holiday meals. We often have white xmases so snow is my favourite weather. I see snow as kinda iconic, and also as a blank canvas against which any subject stands out so much more. It was still snowing in late March, and then in mid April we had droughts and a water shortage. Talking about the weather is a very British thing to do. And since Iím from Manchester and take the majority of my photos there, itís only natural that weather is a favorite theme in my photography.


BIO: Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15 year old photographer and artist who has won contests with National Geographic, The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organisation, Winston's Wish, Papworth Trust, Mencap, Big Issue, Wrexham Science, Fennel and Fern and Nature's Best Photography. Her photographs have been published in exhibitions and magazines across the world including the Guardian, RSPB Birds, RSPB Bird Life, Dot Dot Dash, Alabama Coast, Alabama Seaport and NG Kids Magazine (the most popular kids magazine in the world). She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run "See the Bigger Picture" global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010. Also the only visual artist published in the Taj Mahal Review June 2011 and the youngest artist to be displayed in Charnwood Art's Vision 09 Exhibition and New Mill's Artlounge Dark Colours Exhibition.