Detroit, MI, USA
Elaine is a visual journalist and documentary photographer based in Detroit, Michigan and Tijuana, Mexico. She is a founding member of the journalist collective Transborder Media and is producing her first documentary about deported U.S. veterans. She worked in Detroit as a breaking news photographer from 2014-2015, and has been photographing and documenting the U.S.-Mexico border for the past three years. Her work focuses on social issues affecting communities and identities.
She was awarded second place at the Gender and Justice competition held by the Supreme Court of Mexico, United Nations Women, United Nations Human Rights of Mexico and several other organizations in November 2014 for her work on deported U.S. veterans.
2014 - Gender and Justice Award
- Audio capture
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Still life
- Video capture
Trump's Travel Ban
Khulud Fidama, 26, of Dearborn, Mich., stands with her family outside the McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to speak against President Trump's travel ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations, Jan. 29. (Elaine Cromie/Detroit Free Press via AP)