Aaron Vincent Elkaim (b.1981) is an multi-award winning visual storyteller and photographer currently based in Toronto, Canada. His long-term work focuses on environmental narratives examining the tension between traditional cultures and the industrialization of their lands. His work seeks to highlight important human and environmental rights issues, while illuminating the need to protect the natural world by revealing our profound connection to it.

Aaron's professional work has been commissioned by numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Telegraph Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and Macleans Magazine. His work has also appeared in National Geographic, TIME, The Guardian, Marie Claire, and GEO.

His work has been recognized and awarded by institutions including Pictures of the Year International, Lens Culture, Burn Photography, The Oskar Barnak Award, The Society of Publications Designers, the Daylight Photo Award, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, Photolucidia, PDN, and the Lucie Awards. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant for his project "Where the River Runs Through" and was a 2018 Lens Culture Emerging Photographer. He was among World Press Photo's 6x6 Global Photographers in 2019. His work has also been generously supported through grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.



Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Toronto Freelance Photographer, Winnipeg Freelance Photographer, Portrait photographer, Documentary photographer and photojournalist, commercial photographer
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