About & Contact

  • +1 (480) 512-2035
  • eimadali16@gmail.com
  • Denver, Colo.
  • Available for assignment

I'm Eli, a freelance photojournalist based in Denver, Colorado. I'm interested in exploring identity and culture, place, trauma and healing through visual journalism.

My work has been commissioned by The New York Times, The Guardian, HuffPost, Kaiser Health News and I regularly contribute photography to The Denver Post. I'm also an Economic Hardship Reporting Project grantee. Before freelancing, I interned as a visual journalist for The Arizona Republic, the Austin American-Statesman and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. I earned a BA in journalism from the University of Montana in 2019 Magna Cum Laude and worked for the independent student paper there, the Montana Kaimin.

I'm from the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. My interest in photojournalism stemmed from escaping the suburban sprawl to capture the natural world of the Colorado Plateau. It eventually evolved into a passion for documenting the human experience in all its complexity and wonder. Growing up in a liminal space, the son of  an American Jewish mother and an immigrant Kabyle and Muslim father, has afforded me a unique and nuanced perspective to tell stories.

I love food - its connective abilities and its history and the memories it builds. I love identifying flowers and riding my bike and jumping in rivers and skateboarding, too.

Portrait by Moe Clark

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