Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Based in China since 2008, American photographer Eleanor Moseman focuses on social and cultural narratives involving women and ethnic minorities of Tibet and Xinjiang. Striving to create imagery and stories that seek resolutions of the inflicted while sharing voices of the unknown and persecuted.
Eleanor has been using her photography work and storytelling skills to contribute to anthropologists, historians, conservationists, and activists. Her work is often used to supplement published work in regards to the cultural genocide taking place in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Tibet, and the environmental changes occurring on the Tibetan Plateau.
Accomplishments include being a TEDxShanghaiWomen presenter in 2016, recipient of the 2019 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and a 26,000-mile solo bicycle tour around China and Central Asia that spanned from 2010 to 2012. That experience was the catalyst that moved her towards creating a career of photojournalism and intrepid solo adventures. These expeditions she continues to embark on, bring her closer to people, culture, and social issues that need to be documented and shared through photography and knowledgeable reports.
Eleanor is currently working in the Kham region of East Tibet for the remainder of the year and will begin her intensive Tibetan language courses this winter. Her cultural understanding, devotion, and language abilities opens doors and exposes stories that many do not have access to or the time to dedicate. She also has a working knowledge of Mandarin and is a native English speaker.
Eleanor’s photography and adventures have been published in The Guardian, PBS NewsHour, The Atlantic, Nikon: Learn & Explore, and many other international publications. To support her passionate projects, Eleanor is a noted architecture photographer throughout Greater China.
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