Elke Scholiers

Elke Scholiers


New Delhi, covering South Asia.

+1 646 494 32 52

Elke Scholiers is a photojournalist and filmmaker, born and raised in Brussels. She lives in New Delhi and covers South Asia. Elke works for Zuma Press Inc. Her work revolves around ideologies amongst societies dealing with oppression. Elke seeks out the underdog.

Elke studied Visual Journalism at The International Center of Photography in New York, Chinese Language at the National University of Taiwan and majored in Graphic design at the University of Fine Arts in Brussels in 2012.

Elke was 24 when she moved to China. There, she was challenged to assimilate, become fluent in Mandarin, and confront a new country’s profound culture, authoritarian politics and social inequalities. In 2017, after her study in Chinese Language, she developed an interest in telling the stories of the most disadvantaged communities at the foot of the booming Chinese economy. Elke left China in 2020 due to the ongoing crackdown on journalists.

Elke’s work has been displayed at the ICP Museum in 2022.

Prior to her career in photojournalism, Elke ran a design firm in China for 5 years. She hand-drewn chinese characters for the multi-awarded children’s book Nian He Nan Hai.

Hostile Environment and First Aid Training by Pangolin, 2023

Missouri Photo Workshop 2022
Eddie Adams Workshop 2022
Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, ICP
International Chinese Language Program, National Taiwan University
MA in Graphic Design, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels

Slay By Stay features in EDITED Magazine
Slay By Stay featured in Shift Magazine
Indigenous Past, American Present features in Photographers Without Borders

Shifting Selves by Corinne Botz, ICP Museum