Amee Ellis (b. Owatonna, Minnesota, 1972) grew up around the Midwest and studied fine art photography at Columbia College Chicago. Amee’s landscapes examine the deep connections between spirit and place and our relationship to the land where we live. She uses film and a variety of old manual cameras to explore the stories in our landscape and the convergence of past and present. All of Amee’s black-and-white silver gelatin prints are created by hand in her darkroom.


Her eclectic experience in film photography includes work in a custom photo lab, printing large color evidence photographs for legal and courtroom use, and as a darkroom assistant to underwater photographer Karen Glaser. Amee’s work has been a part of numerous solo and group exhibitions. She has participated in juried art festivals, including the Des Moines Arts Festival and Art in the Pearl in Portland, Oregon. Amee was a Top 200 finalist in the 2019 Photolucida Critical Mass Jury Review and is currently working on a creative collaboration with the Des Moines Metro Opera for their world premiere production of A Thousand Acres. She lives and works in Des Moines, Iowa.