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    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... read on

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | News

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 not you want a book! I'll be providing beverages.

If you can't make it, and you'd still like to purchase a book, you can find them here.


Feature in Popular Photography Magazine

Friday, January 6, 2017 | News


Everglades Book

Saturday, December 24, 2016 | News

My first book, Everglades, published by Zatara Press, is now available on my website.  It includes 31 black and white photographs from collodion on glass negatives from the Everglades, photographed between 2008 and 2016.

A Photographer's Daybook

Saturday, December 24, 2016 | News

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


JGS/Forward Thinking Museum

Friday, February 5, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

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

Link here.

American Folk on CNN

Thursday, February 4, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

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.  

The 2015 Visura Arist Residency

Thursday, October 29, 2015 | News

Delighted to have received an invitation to The 2015 Visura Artist Residency in Stowe, Vermont. 

November 6-12, 2015—I will be in Stowe, Vermont. 


In addition to meals and accommodations, residents receive daily editing session with Adriana Teresa as well as a two-hour session with CTO Graham Letorney to build his or her online presence on the Visura platform. During this time, Lisa will complete a new website, which will be announced at the end of the residency.

Modern Tintypes of Folk Musicians at Berea College

Monday, October 19, 2015 | News

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 College in Kentucky.  Berea is a great supporter of traditional music in Appalachia, and I am very happy to be exhibiting the original tintypes in their Appalachian Center Gallery.  Visit here for more information.
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