Eliot is a fine art photographer, currently exploring Southern culture and landscape in a large format documentary style. His first monograph, ROAD ENDS IN WATER, was published in 2010. This series has enjoyed much recognition through exhibitions across the country, as well as several publications such as Fraction Magazine, Magenta Magazine, and One, One Thousand: A Publication of Southern Photography. In 2012, Dudik was named one PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and one of Oxford American Magazine's 100 New Superstars of Southern Art.
Eliot graduated cum laude from the College of Charleston in 2007, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Anthropology and a Bachelors of Art in Art History. He received his Masters of Fine Art in photography with honors at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. Eliot joined the University of South Carolina faculty in the fall of 2011 as an adjunct professor of photography.