About

Eliza Powell (née Deacon)

My background as a photographer started in the early 90s working as a picture sub-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 1994, 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 and videographer. My documentary work has been commissioned by the World Food Programme, UNFAO, IFAD, WaterAid, SightSavers, IRIN.org, CODE Canada as well as other international NGOs with projects throughout East Africa (and India). Other photographic assignments have included the 2015 stills campaign – and behind the scenes shoot – for The Co-Operative Bank and promotional photography for safari camps and lodges throughout East Africa. I am also a contributing photographer for Getty Images.

A full list of clients can be found here

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 elizapowell1@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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