Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Eli Reed
Eli Reed
2007 Lecture

Eli Reed - Photographer Magnum Photos

HP Gallery
510 King St W

Reed began photographing as a freelancer in 1970,
and later
became a contributing photographer for the
Washington Post
Sunday Magazine in the mid -1980s. Reed attracted the
attention of Magnum in the fall of 1982 with his
work from El
Salvador, Guatemala and other Central American
countries.
He was nominated to the agency the following
summer, and
became a full member in 1988.

That same year, Reed
photographed the effects of poverty for an essay
that became
the emotional core of a film documentary on America’s
children called Poorest in the Land of Plenty,
narrated by
Maya Angelou. He went on to work as a stills and
specials
photographer for major motion pictures, working
with directors
Robert Altman and John Singleton, among others.

Reed
has completed editorial assignments for National
Geographic,
LIFE, Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, People,
George, The Times and many others. He has lectured and
taught at the International Center of Photography,
Columbia
University, New York University and Harvard
University.

Currently, Reed works as Clinical Professor of
Photojournalism at the University of Texas in Austin.

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