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I'm Eli, an independent Algerian-American visual journalist. I'm interested in exploring identity, culture, the immigrant experience and environmental issues. I enjoy telling complex stories that show the grayness of the human experience.

I've been commissioned by The New York Times, The Guardian, HuffPost, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg CityLab, The Denver Post and more.  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.

I'm from the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. My interest in photojournalism stemmed from a love of capturing the natural world and 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 Algerian Muslim father, has afforded me a unique and nuanced perspective to tell stories.

My work in visual and audio journalism has been recognized by the Hearst Journalism Awards, the Online News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, Getty Reportage Spotlight and the University of Montana School of Journalism.

Portrait by Biz Herman

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