News and events

Part of the OPEN Eco exhibition

Brighton Photo Fringe exhibition, Worthing Seafront Gallery, from 15th October for six months

A photograph from my Diagenesis series is one of twenty images that have been selected for the Photo Fringe 2022 OPEN Eco exhibition to be installed in an outdoor installation on Worthing beach in October.  The exhibition will remain in place for six months.

Photo Fringe invited artists to propose a single image to engage audiences to imagine a greener, fairer world. Artists were asked to respond to the question “How can photography make a difference to the climate crisis?” 

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Image selected for Yearbook 2022

Shutter Hub Yearbook 2022

One of my Ramifications images was recently selected for Shutter Hub’s Yearbook 2022.  The image will be included in both the online exhibition and the print publication, which will be published later this year. 

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International Photography Exhibition 164 Shortlist

Royal Photographic Society

An image from my Ramifications series was recently shortlisted for the world’s longest running photography exhibition.  Over 6000 images were submitted this year and I’m delighted to have made it onto the shortlist of 314 selected, international artists.

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Close up: Elizabeth Woodger – Diagenesis

Shutter Hub blog feature

A Close up feature about my Diagenesis project was recently published by Shutter Hub on their website.

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Source Graduate Photography Online 2022


My Diagenesis series is currently being showcased on the 2022 Source Magazine graduate photography gallery, alongside some other great work by OCA photographers.

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Geological aesthetics

Limited edition of 35 copies, £10 each + £2.50 UK P&P, A4 zine, staple bound, 150gsm recycled uncoated paper, 44 pages

I’ve just published a new zine. Geological Aesthetics is an anthology of photographic projects inspired by the landscape and environmental processes. The zine contains a short introductory essay and photographs from four unique series: Diagenesis, Ramifications, Solargraphs and Beauty Spots.

Please contact me for a copy.

Selected for TRACE Mentorship programme

TRACE, June 2022 – June 2023

I was recently selected for the inaugural TRACE mentorship programme.  This will involve one full year of workshops, one-to-one mentorships, peer networking, portfolio reviews and an exhibition opportunity.

More details about the programme and participants

Festival Pil’Ours

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France, 18th April to 18th September 2022

My Diagenesis project has been included in Shutter Hub’s Your body belongs to you exhibition, which brings together women and non-binary photographers from around the world to promote the future of photography through diverse and creative imagery. The outdoor exhibition site is in the centre of St Gilles Croix de Vie, an area that attracts thousands of visitors day and night throughout the seasons, making the exhibition accessible to all.

Photopocene podcast

Episode 27

I was recently a guest on Josie Purcell’s Photopocene podcast, which shares eco-conscious photography in an audio way.  Join us for a discussion about my background as a geologist and how this led to my photographic career.  We also talk about fossils, curiosity, patience (or lack of), origami, and playfulness in photography.

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Winner of Photographic Resource Center Award

Shutter Hub Yearbook Awards 2021

In addition to having my work selected for Shutter Hub’s Yearbook 2021 online exhibition and print publication, I’m very excited to discover that my image has also been selected as the winner of the Photographic Resource Center Award.  Jessica Burko of the PRC said: 

“In viewing Diagenesis 1 by Elizabeth Woodger I found myself experiencing the image in stages.  At first glance my eye was drawn to color alone, then the overall scenery came into view, and all at once legs, hands, and the paper’s edge.  Blending figure into landscape with landscape as cloak accentuates the fraught relationship between humanity and nature while also commenting on the photographer as mediator of visual experience.  A powerful statement utilizing unexpected means.” 

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Short film included in official selection for Tāctus

17th Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), ends 31st October 2021

A short film from my Diagenesis work is now showing as part of the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival.  The theme of this year’s festival is “Tāctus”, which focuses on the redefinition of human connection, both as a form of communication and physical contact.

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Image selected for Yearbook 2021

Shutter Hub Yearbook 2021

One of my Diagenesis images was recently selected for Shutter Hub’s Yearbook 2021.  The image will be included in both the online exhibition and the print publication, which will be published later this year. 

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Image selected for FOUR DEGREES exhibition

Four Degrees: Eco-Anxiety and Climate Change, Strange Fire Collective, virtual exhibition

This image from my series Ramifications is currently being shown as part of the Four Degrees virtual exhibition, which presents photo-based work that engages with the affective, emotional, and subjective aspects of environmental change. 

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Shortlisted for The Light of Day project


This image was recently shortlisted for Artquest’s current project showcasing artists in England whose projects have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. 

The image is taken from a moving image piece, Diagenesis, that should have been shown as part of the AOP Awards 2020 exhibition at Canary Wharf earlier this year.  Sadly the exhibition was cancelled due to the pandemic but Artquest will be featuring my photograph on their Instagram profile very soon.

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Gold winner of photography award!

AOP Student Awards 2020, Places/Moving image

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I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I’ve just won Gold in the Places category of the AOP student awards 2020 with my moving image piece Diagenesis.  The category was judged and curated by Laura Noble, director of the L A Noble Gallery.

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AOP Student Awards

AOP website, 6th-19th July 2020

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I’m very excited to announce that a short film from my new project Diagenesis has been shortlisted for this award.

There will be a two-week online exhibition of all 60 finalists’ images.  The AOP Student Awards are a celebration of the best in photography amongst students. By supporting new emerging talent, the Awards are an opportunity to get a first look at the potential stars of tomorrow.

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Spike Print Studio Learning Programme End of Year Show

Spike print studio, Bristol, 18th-19th July 2019

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One of my new, experimental pieces will be on show at this exhibition.

Spike print studio presents the fantastic work that has been produced by students on their One Year Portfolio Courses, 2018-2019.

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Bath Open Art Prize 2019

44AD artspace, Bath, 24th May-9th June 2019


I am delighted to say that an image from my Ramifications series has been selected for this exhibition.

The Bath Open Art Prize is one of the key open art prizes in the South West. Open to visual artists working in any medium, an eclectic and exciting mix of high level submissions are received; including video and installation as well as painting, print and 3D.

Developed as part of Fringe Arts Bath (FaB), alongside the established traditions, the prize welcomes more idiosynchratic and whimsical works that reflect FaB’s open approach.

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Osmosis exhibition

The Island, Bristol, 19-25th November 2018

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I will have work from two of my series (Geological kusudama and Ramifications) on show at this exhibition.

Osmosis is an exhibition showcasing the work of students and tutors from the Open College of the Arts, South West region. A variety of disciplines are represented including creative writing and Fine Art: drawing and painting, illustration, printmaking, photography and textiles.

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Showcase exhibition

OXO gallery, London, 24-28th October 2018

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Three objects from my Geological kusudama series will be on display here.

This exhibition celebrates the Open College of the Arts’ 30 years of being at the forefront of creative education through open & supported distance learning in an evolving society. SHOWCASE represents the OCA’s creative mission by showing work from students at foundations, undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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