Aaron Vincent Elkaim (b.1981) is a documentary photographer currently based between Toronto and Winnipeg, Canada. Aaron approaches his work with a focus on narratives where traditional culture and environmental degradation collide. Since 2011 he has committed himself to explore colonialist narratives where people still connected to the natural world are being impacted by industrial development. While highlighting important human and environmental rights issues, Aaron addresses the need to protect the natural world by revealing our profound connection.
Aaron's work has been recognized by a number of institutions including Burn Photography, 2014 Oskar Barnak Award, The Society of Publications Designers, the Daylight Photo Award, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, Photolucidia, PDN, the Lucie Awards, and Visura. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant for his project "Where the River Runs Through."
His clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, HUCK, Macleans, The Canadian Press, and The Globe and Mail.