Elijah Solomon Hurwitz is an independent documentary photographer and lifelong traveler based in Los Angeles. He enjoys investigating stories, getting lost on backroads, and making pictures that focus attention, however fleetingly, on issues of human consequence. He has a borderline obsession with the state of Vermont. He is uncomfortable writing in third person. 

My images and stories have been featured by: 

The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, WIRED, The Atlantic, TIME, Smithsonian Magazine, VICE, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Politico Magazine, Huck Magazine, Pacific Standard, The Telegraph UK, Internazionale, Burn Magazine, Feature Shoot, and Humble Arts.

I've also completed assignments for The Intercept, United Nations Development Programme, UCLA Magazine, USC Gould School of Law, The Thacher School, and Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.

I'm available for editorial, reportage, environmental portrait, and news assignments in the US and internationally.

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Selected features:

Los Angeles Times: Monks of Big Sur

WIRED: A Glimpse of Life Along  China's Border with North Korea

VICE: Chinese Swimming Club on North Korean Border

Buzzfeed News: 7 Photo Stories To Help You See the World Differently

The Atlantic: The Drone Life

Politico Magazine: Bernie's Vermont

Pacific Standard: Poison Ranch

Mother Jones: Hoops Hysteria

Mother Jones: Drone Pilots

Huck Magazine: State of Jefferson

PetaPixel Interview from 2012

Feature Shoot: Photographer Searches for Clues Into Life of Deceased Homeless Millionaire in Wyoming

CityLabs: Feral Friends

Wonderful Machine