Paw Paw, WV, United States
Lisa Elmaleh is a West Virginia based large format photographer whose current work is an exploration of rural America and Americans. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process. Elmaleh is a recipient of PDN’s 30 (2013), the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant (2012), the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant (2011), The Everglades National Park Artist Residency (2010), the Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency (2008), and the Tierney Fellowship (2007). Elmaleh's work has been published in Harper’s Magazine, PDN, Rangefinder, and Dear Dave,. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in various solo and group shows throughout the United States and internationally.