Aaron Vincent Elkaim (b.1981) is a Canadian documentary photographer currently based in Toronto Canada. Aaron’s work explores narratives where culture, history, the environment and development collide. Since 2011 he has committed himself to exploring cultures still connected to the land as they face the realities of industrialization. Highlighting important human and environmental rights issues, Aaron addresses the need to protect nature by revealing our profound connection it.
Aaron's work has been recognized by a number of institutions including The Alexia Foundation, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, Photolucidia, PDN, the Lucie Awards, and Visura, he was a finalist in the 2015 Burn Emerging Photographer Award, he won a gold in the 2013 Society of Publications Designers Awards for his commission for the New Yorker Magazine on the Iditarod, and won the 2012 Daylight Photo Award. He is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. His clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, VISION Magazine, Maisonneuve, Macleans, The Canadian Press and The Globe and Mail.
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