Ryan Eccleston is an award-winning Photographer/Filmmaker. Born 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an Alumnus of the Art Institute Of Fort Lauderdale, where he studied Filmmaking and Photography.
Eccleston’s work has been exhibited at the United Nations HQ, Trinidad & Tobago, Greece, Art Basel-Miami, Switzerland and Jamaica. He spent most of his life travelling and living in several countries including the U.S.A, Egypt and Israel due to his father’s job working with the United Nations.
This nomadic childhood allowed him to see and experience different cultures. This bred a certain level of curiosity in him. This curiosity informs the way he approaches the subjects he wants to cover. In 2008, Eccleston moved to Ethiopia, where he worked for several years as a photographer and consultant. Eccleston travelled extensively throughout East Africa. Much of Eccleston’s work deals with the issue of identity and legacy.
All in a day’s work – I was in a small oasis town in Ethiopia. It was just a moment in time where a young lady came across my frame with her camel. In my opinion though, the image showed the usual town dwellers’ interactions with the nomadic herders that lived outside of the town. It’s a crossroads. Both literally and figuratively.
Lighter – Lighter poses in front of Cecil Prawl’s mural in Port Royal. Lighter was reminiscent and wanted to let people know that Mr. Prawl was a good man.
Mother, Mother – During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslim pilgrims travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. Seeking charity as it is a time for giving.
Indian Nine Night – Residents of Waltham Park in Kingston play classic folk Indian-Jamaican music to remember an elder of the community that passed.
Last Draw – 1/10 from the series, “Where now?!” The series deals with the decriminalization of Marijuana in Jamaica. Also, what exactly does that mean for small scale farmers who’ve been farming for years and the country as a whole.
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