Eliot Wright is a Toronto-based photographer whose work focuses on the complexities of the constructed landscape, frequently exploring the plurality of human-altered environments. His images stem directly from exploration: a desire to be present in the world, to look closely and to think about how spaces are shaped.
Wright’s photographs have been exhibited in diverse venues including the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia Museum of Industry and City of Toronto Archives; and have been published in Flash Forward, Canadian Art, and the Chronicle Herald. He has received numerous academic scholarships and artist grants, including funding SSHRC funding for his master’s thesis On Dupont and an Arts Nova Scotia creation grant for the collaborative, two-year project What Remains. Born and raised in Newfoundland,
Wright received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography from NSCAD University in 2012 and completed his Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media at Ryerson University in 2017.
Wright currently works at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in Toronto, Ontario, where he manages the production of Prefix Photo magazine. A passionate arts educator, Wright also teaches photography part time at Ryerson University's School of Image Arts.
Eliot with Robert Frank, © Allen Crooks, 2014