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As a former geologist with a PhD in palaeoclimatology, I’ve spent many years researching past greenhouse climates as a potential analogue for future, anthropogenic climate change. My remit then, was to study the subsurface milieu – the stratifications, organisms, processes and relationships – and now as an artist, I find myself doing exactly the same thing.

My creative practice is a form of environmental and ecological research; I investigate how landscapes have been shaped and how they respond to human influence. My work combines studio-based construction with outdoor experimentation in order to create serendipitous and evocative imagery. Much of my photography is characterised by tactile transformative processes, such as the folding, fragmentation and manipulation of physical prints. I also incorporate many natural elements – sunlight, trees, plants, rivers, rocks and waves – into my artworks.

In essence, my photographic practice creates a mechanism through which I can explore the landscape and examine the interconnections between humans, environment and natural processes.

Group exhibitions

2022 OPEN Eco, Photo Fringe, Worthing Seafront, UK

2022 Yearbook 2022, Shutter Hub, online

2022 Your Body Belongs to You, Festival Pil’Ours, France

2021 F-Stop, Issue #109 Landscape, online

2021 Tāctus, 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival, online

2021 Yearbook 2021, Shutter Hub, online

2021 Four Degrees: Eco-Anxiety and Climate Change, Strange Fire Collective, online

2020  AOP Student Awards, online

2019  Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK

2018  Osmosis, The Island, Bristol, UK

2018  Showcase, OXO gallery, London, UK

Awards & Shortlists

2022 Shortlisted for IPE 164, RPS

2021 Winner of PRC Award, Shutter Hub Yearbook 2021

2021 Shortlisted for The Light of Day project, Artquest

2020  Gold winner of AOP Student Awards, Places/Moving image

2019  Shortlisted for Bath Open Art Prize

Online publications

2022 Close up: Elizabeth Woodger – Diagenesis, Shutter Hub feature

2022 Source Graduate Photography Online 2022

2022 Photopocene Podcast, episode 27

2021 Exhibition review, Not many people here yet, Photomonitor

2020 Instagram takeover, Real Photography Company

Print publications

2022       Featured in Yearbook 2022, Shutter Hub

2022       Featured in article Brave. Bold. Beautiful., RPS Journal, v. 162(4), p.406

2022       Geological aesthetics, self published zine

2022       Commissioned essay, Reclaiming analogue photography, Fabric of Photography

2022       Featured in Yearbook 2021, Shutter Hub

2020       Featured in 36th AOP Awards Book, p.253

Residencies & Mentorships

2022 Selected for TRACE mentorship programme

2019 Selected for Dartmoor Summer School of Photography


2012–2022  BA (Hons) Photography, OCA, UK

2007  PhD Palaeoclimatology, University of Plymouth, UK

2003  MSc Palaeobiology, University of Bristol, UK

2002  BSc (Hons) Geology (1st class), Cardiff University, UK