Eli Farinango

Visual Journalist & Storyteller / Based in New York, New York

Eli Farinango is an indigenous artist and visual storyteller, born in Kichwa territory (Quito, Ecuador) and raised in Turtle Island (Canada) Through her practice she explores indigenous healing practices, Kichwa identity, indigenous... read on
Focus: Photographer, Environment, History, Documentary, Humanitarian, Visual Communications , Human Rights, Artist, Storyteller, Visual Artist, History and Culture Desk, Community
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Available in New York, New York
Focused on Photographer, Environment, History, Documentary, Humanitarian, Visual Communications , Human Rights, Artist, Storyteller, Visual Artist, History and Culture Desk, Community
Coverage Regions: Latin America USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Kichwa
Years of experience: Less than 3
Eli Farinango is an indigenous artist and visual storyteller, born in Kichwa territory (Quito, Ecuador) and raised in Turtle Island (Canada) Through her practice she explores indigenous healing practices, Kichwa identity, indigenous migration and community building. Through image making she seeks to reclaim her ancestral memory and create spaces for knowledge sharing with those she photographs.

She holds an Honors BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Toronto, and a graduate certificate from the International Center of Photography in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism. Her work has been published in various publications including The New Republic, NPR, Remezcla, Waging Nonviolence, Telesur English. She is a 2021 Women Photograph grantee, recipient of the Jan Mulder scholarship from ICP and recipient of the Photographers Without Borders X Sony Canada Scholarship.

Eli's photographic work has been exhibited in various venues across North America including Photoville, Toronto Media Arts Center, the International Center of Photography, and the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples.

She is a member of  Women Photograph, 400 Years collective, Indigenous Photograph, Diversify Photo’s UPnext and Kichwa Hatari. She is currently based between Hamilton, Canada and New York.
School:
International Center of Photography
University of Toronto