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I'm Eli, an independent Algerian-American visual journalist. I'm passionate about exploring and documenting sociocultural issues, identity, Indigenous experiences, climate change, environmental racism, and housing and homelessness. I enjoy telling complex stories that get at the grayness of the human experience.

I've been commissioned by The New York Times, The Guardian, HuffPost, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg's CityLab and more. My work has been published throughout regional and national newspapers, like USA Today. 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.

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.

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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