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Marella Oppenheim

After more than 30 years as an actress/writer/theatrical producer, Marella decided to delve into other ways of story telling and embarked on an MFA in Creative Writing, followed by an MA in Documentary photography from LCC, in 2018.

Since graduating, she has been published by the Guardian as a journalist and Photographer, view her work here.
She won the ‘The Photographer’s Gallery’ photography award given by Brett Rogers OBE for her photographic investigation work on Colonia Dignidad, a German Nazi sect in Chile, to be published in 2023 by Delpire and Co, in France, US and UK.
Recently, the ‘Anne Clergue Galerie’, in Arles , France had a sell out exhibition of her photographs of Peter Beard, the renowned US photographer.
One of Marella’s portraits of Peter Beard has been chosen to grace the cover of a biography of the great adventurer, by Graham  Boynton, published by St Martin’s Press in 2022.
Marella lives in Carbis Bay, after having happily settled in Cornwall 8 years ago. She works mostly with analog cameras and makes her silver gelatine prints in her darkroom at Studio 111, Krowji.
She is available for portrait commissions.


Email [email protected]

Studio 111
Percy Williams Building
West Park
TR15 3GE

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