My background as a photographer started in the early 90s working as a picture editor on the London Picture Desk of Reuters News Agency. It was an eventful time to be involved in the news: the first Gulf War had just started, the situation in Somalia was taking a turn for the worst and in England, the Poll Tax Riots were in all the headlines. My four years with Reuters remain some of the very best of my life, working with and learning from some of the best photojournalists in the world.

After traveling through Russia and the Ukraine, followed by Southern Sudan (as it was then known), a supposedly short stint in Bosnia Herzegovina, in the mid-90s, lasted for two years. That led to Africa, the continent where I have remained for the last 20 years, Botswana first and now Tanzania where I live on a coffee farm on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Here, I work as a commercial and documentary photographer. My photographic assignments range from capturing life on safari for safari companies who want to update their marketing and promotional materials, to photographing hotel room interiors, restaurants and schools.
I also work as a photo stringer for IRIN, the United Nation’s information & news network, the World Food Programme and UNFAO, as well as NGOs throughout East Africa. I am a contributing photographer for Getty Images.

I am based just outside of Arusha, northern Tanzania but am available to travel to any location.

Please use the Contact Form to drop me a line, or email me at elizadeacon@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.


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