In Mazar-e-Sharif, Northern Afghanistan with Ershad family in 2003.
Élise Jacob was born in Montreal, Quebec, the heart of French North America and has been expressing herself through photography much of her life. Coming from a broadcasting background and having developed a feeling for humanitarian issues, she has freelanced and volunteered in many places that has included training photography to female journalists in Kabul, documenting the Afghanistan election of 2004 and taking street photography in Haiti after the devastating Earthquake of 2010.
In 2015, Élise graduated from the International Center of Photography's 'Documentary Photography and Photojournalism' program in New York, where she was the recipient of the 'ICP Director's Scholarship'. In that same year, she was selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop (XXVIII). In 2016, she received the Youmanity Image Photography Award, presented by the Royal Geographic Society in London, England. Another scholarship, from The Missouri Photo Workshop, The Helge Hummelvoll Scholarship. She is currently living in New York, working on many projects of interest.
Based in: New York and Montreal
SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS AND EXHIBITIONS
2016: Renaissance Photography Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2016: First Prize, Youmanity Award, Royal Geographic Society, Kings College London, United Kingdom
2016: ImAge Photography Exhibition, Kings College London, United Kingdom
2015: Participant, Eddie Adams Workshop (XXVIII)
2015: Tipping Point, International Center of Photography, New York
2015: Recipient, Director's Scholarship, International Center of Photography, New York
2010: Hommage au peuple haïtien, Reginald J.P. Dawson Library - Montreal, Quebec
2007: Reconstruire l'Afghanistan, Traveling Group Exhibition (Sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency)
2006: Sous la burqua, Exhibit on Afghanistan - Centre Padua - Montreal, Quebec
2006-2012: Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women Making the News, Traveling Group Show
2016: Life is a Fashion Show, New York Edited, (Collaboration with the International Center of Photography), New York and Ostkreuzschule fur Fotografie, Berlin
2016: Zeit Online, Wo Träume Geboren und Begraben Werden, Berlin
2015: Shift-Vol. 10, International Center of Photography, New York
2012: Pour ne pas perde le nord, LeDevoir.com (in French), Montreal, Quebec
2011: Haiti qui sourit, CBC.com (in French), Montreal, Quebec
2011: Faces of the North, CBC.com (International edition), Montreal, Quebec