Lisa Elmaleh

VISUAL STORYTELLER & ARTIST
   
Location: Paw Paw, WV
Nationality: American
Biography: Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process. Elmaleh is a West Virginia based photographer and... read on
Journals
A Photographer's Daybook
lisa elmaleh
Dec 24, 2016
This summer, during the floods that ravaged West Virginia, The Oxford American sent me out on an assignment to photograph for Catherine Venable Moore's story The Book Of The Dead, an investigation into the Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster.

My daybook from that time is now online.  It includes a recounting of the days I spent in Fayette County, photographing for the story.  

A Photographer's Daybook by Lisa Elmaleh

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Spotlight

Summer Workshops in Paw Paw, West Virginia

By Lisa Elmaleh — Come take a workshop with me in the field in Paw Paw, West Virginia! Workshops are hands-on, immersive, intensive 3-day courses that will teach you..
Events News

Upcoming Shows - Solo Show at College of Southern Maryland

By Lisa Elmaleh — I have a solo exhibition at the College of Southern Maryland October 28 - December 12.
Events News

Upcoming Shows - Rust Belt Biennial

By Lisa Elmaleh — I will be showing work at this year's Rust Belt Biennial, August 27 - October 5.         R|B|B        
News Spotlight

on NYTimes Lens Blog: Tintype Portraits of Old-Time Musicians from Appalachia

By Lisa Elmaleh — Delighted to share my personal work featured on today's New York Times Lens. The article was written by James Estrin,      ..
Events Exhibitions News

White Room Gallery: The lightness and the dark Exhibition by Lisa Elmaleh

By Lisa Elmaleh — Excited to be debuting new, never before seen work in West Virginia.  The exhibition opens on September 2, 2017 at the White Room Gallery..
Events News

Lisa Elmaleh: Tintype Portrait Studio

By Lisa Elmaleh — KMR Arts announces Lisa Elmaleh’s Tintype Portrait Studio on August 19 and 20 at the Judy Black Memorial & Gardens at One Green..
Events Grant Announcements

Wet Plate Collodion Worshop July 7-9 in Paw Paw, WV

By Lisa Elmaleh — Penumbra Foundation - Sign up here! "I had a great time at the workshop! I feel like this has re-energized my enthusiasm for photography, which has..
Books

Everglades Book Signing at Baxter Street/Camera Club of New York

By Lisa Elmaleh — Monday, February 13, 6pm - 9pm 126 Baxter Street, New York, NY Join me at the Camera Club of New York for a wee shindig/book signing, whether or..
News

Feature in Popular Photography Magazine

By Lisa Elmaleh
Books

Everglades Book

By Lisa Elmaleh — My first book, Everglades , published by Zatara Press, is now available on my website .  It includes 31 black and white photographs from collodion..
Awards

JGS/Forward Thinking Museum

By Lisa Elmaleh — I am so honored and humbled to announce that I was awarded the fourth quarter 2015 JGS Foundation grant from the Forward Thinking Museum .  ..
News

American Folk on CNN

By Lisa Elmaleh — Modern Day Musicians, Old-time Feel by Allison Love Seeing my name under the CNN logo is both surreal and exciting.  Working with the CNN team..
Awards Spotlight

The 2015 Visura Arist Residency

By Lisa Elmaleh — Delighted to have received an invitation to  The 2015 Visura Artist Residency in Stowe, Vermont.  November 6-12, 2015—I will be in Stowe,..
News

Modern Tintypes of Folk Musicians at Berea College

By Lisa Elmaleh — This past week, I dropped off my work, and spent some time at the Celebration of Traditional Music, which was a weekend-long celebration at Berea..
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