Podcast – Elisa Iannacone

The life of Elisa Iannacone touches area which many photographers shy away from, yet her positivity and creativity shine through in her inspirational conceptual images and films.

Mexican born Elisa has travelled and work around the world. She is a conceptual photographer and film maker. Her work is unusual and striking, covering challenging environments, from the Rabaa massacre in Cairo, to domestic violence within Iraqi refugee camps, and dealing with difficult issues like rape and child illness, she aims to reinterpret traumatic moments with a positive twist.

She has worked on six continents producing work for publications such as Newsweek, National Geographic, and BBC World. Her work has been present around the world and amongst her achievement she has done a TED talk.

Elisa founded Reframe House media agency to shift views on social justice through multi-media. She studied at universities City University London, UK and York University in Canada, graduating with honours in BA Film Production – Cinematography and MA International Journalism – Conflict Reporting.

Here she discusses her approaches to dealing with difficult and emotive subjects and her creative ideas develop into strikingly beautiful images, refining traumatic experiences and helping the victims to reframe their experiences and help with the recover process.

Elisa Iannacone in conversation with Newton & Coe

You can find out more about Elisa on her website elisaiannacone.com


By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches photography, mentors and is a competition judge.