Lives in New Delhi, India. Available for assignments in South Asia.
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Elke Scholiers is a Belgian photojournalist, born and raised in Brussels. She lives in New Delhi and covers South Asia. Elke works for The Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine, Sipa USA, Getty images and for newspapers Trouw and de Volkskrant. Today, she focuses on the underdog in societies dealing with oppression.
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 a difficult language, and confront a new country’s profound culture, authoritarian politics and social inequalities. In 2017, after her study in Chinese Language, she became a regular contributor to European newspapers and covered front-page stories about China’s communist youth. 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. This path has gives her a rare perspective as a photographer.
Elke’s work has been displayed at the Museum at ICP curated by Corinne Botz. She participated the Eddie Adams Workshop and Missouri Photo workshop. She was a teacher assistant with Alice Gabriner, former TIME magazine editor.
Prior to her career in photojournalism, Elke ran a design firm in China for 5 years and has hand drawn the multi-awarded children’s book in Chinese.
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