Vaquero, 2017. Comstock, Texas. From the series 'Between the Divides', a body of work documenting middle America during the years of the Trump presidency. (Photo by Lisa Elmaleh
Visual storyteller & Artist
Based in Paw Paw, West Virginiawww.lisaelmaleh.comFollow Lisa on Visura
Lisa Elmaleh is an American visual artist, educator, and documentarian based in Hampshire County, West Virginia. She specializes in large-format work in tintype, glass negative, and celluloid film. Since 2007, she has been traveling across the US documenting American landscapes, life, and culture.
Born in Miami, Florida (1984), Lisa completed a BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2007, during which time she was awarded the Silas Rhodes Scholarship. Upon graduating, she received the prestigious Tierney Fellowship to work on a project that evolved into an in-depth visual documentation of the impact of climate change on the Everglades. The culmination of this project resulted in a book titled Everglades
published in 2016 by Zatara Press.
Elmaleh's work has been exhibited nationwide and recognized by the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Puffin Foundation, The Tierney Foundation, amongst others. Her work has been published by Harper's Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, CNN, The New York Times, National Geographic, Oxford American, Garden & Gun, and NPR, amongst others.
Adriana Teresa Letorney, Founder of Visura
"This image is why I do what I do. It reveals the power of visual storytelling, and how one image can inform while fostering empathy, perspective and respect. Victoria's eye and sensitivity elevate the depth of her visual narrative, and I cannot wait to see more of her work throughout the years."