Elena is an established photographer whose career has taken her all over the world shooting assignments for magazines that include the New Yorker, The New York Times, T, Time, Sierra, Vanity Fair and the French Marie Claire, among many others.
She has lived in the Middle East while working for the United Nations and other NGO’s. Her visual and audio series, “Syria’s Lost Generation”, achieved wide acclaim and numerous museum and gallery exhibitions. She continues her practice in fine art photography, regularly exhibiting in galleries and museums throughout the US and Europe. Her monographs include Empire Falling (Damiani, 2013), Fandomaina: Characters & Cosplay, (Aperture, 2007), Still Lovers (Channel, 2004), Here & Now: Stories of Survival (Avalon, 2000) and The C-Word: Teenagers and their Families Living with Cancer (NewSage, 1997)
Wide Angle Creative is the name of Elena’s touring and teaching workshops. Introducing beautiful, lesser known but historically significant countries to like-minded creatives was born from the desire to share her experiences and deep, insider knowledge with other photographers and culture-seekers.
A photographer and media director who currently works as “Creative Evangelist” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publishing platform. Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer who now works primarily on long-term projects.
Dan has self-published dozens of titles and is a strong believer in the inherent power of being a creative member of society. He has taught at Art Center College of Design and the Academy of Art University. He now lives in New Mexico.