Lisa Elmaleh

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
American Folk on CNN
lisa elmaleh
Feb 4, 2016
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 was a great experience, and I appreciate the article they put together for the piece.  Thank you to Visura, and to CNN, for all of your collaborating efforts.  It is a real honor.  

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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..

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..

Feature in Popular Photography Magazine

By Lisa Elmaleh

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..

A Photographer's Daybook

By Lisa Elmaleh — This summer, during the floods that ravaged West Virginia, The Oxford American sent me out on an assignment to photograph for Catherine Venable..

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 .  ..
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,..

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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