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Eli Reed

“My photography is not so much about the technical. That comes with practice. My aim is simply to make interesting photographs.”

Eli Reed joined the elite, legendary collective, Magnum Photos, in 1983 and is also a member of the elite collective, Kamoinge.  Reed joined the University of Texas at Austin faculty as Clinical Professor of Photojournalism and continues to shoot photographic and motion picture projects worldwide. Some of Reed’s awards include the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Documentary Photography, Overseas Press Club, Kodak World Image Award for Fine Art Photography, Leica Medal of Excellence, POY Nikon World Understanding Award, World Press Photo, Pulitzer Prize nominee, Visa pour L'image Festival Du Photoreportage (Perpignan, France), and the Lucie Foundation Award for Documentary Photography. Reed has published three books including the most recent “Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home” released in May 2015, “Beirut, City of Regrets," and "Black in America" (with an introduction by Gordon Parks), which featured 175 photographs taken during a 16-year period, accompanied by text and poetry written by Reed.

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