My work is about how people relate to each other and their surroundings, both physically and emotionally, it is often about what is not said.
I am interested in what people possess within and what they project to the outside world, and how they construct their own identity.
I am concerned with the power of society, culture and tradition and how this strongly influences the behaviour of people, defining boundaries for the development of identity.
Elisa, master in documental photography from EFTI Madrid (2007), received the FotoPres 07 and Unicaja 08 first prizes. She received a grant from World Press Photo, Asian Europe Foundation and the Philippine Centre of Photo-journalism to take part in the Urban Youth project in Manila (Philippines, 2007), and participated in Darkside II in the Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland, 2009).
In 2009, Elisa founded the MADPHOTO academy (Madrid) together with fellow photographers Damián González and Manolo Yllera.
During recent years, Elisa has exhibited her work in the Rome International Festival, the Art Photography Show in San Diego, the Lishui Festival in China, and the RayKo’s camara show in San Francisco amongst others. Moreover, she has participated in different workshops with remarkable authors like Antoine D’Agata, Carl de Keyzer, Christopher Anderson, and Guy Tillim.
In 2014, she was a finalist in NEXOFOTO (Madrid), Descubrimientos PHE (Madrid), VOIES OFF (Arles), Encontros da Imagem (Braga), FULL CONTACT (Tarragona), and the JAAL Project (Madrid). In 2015, she received the TINA PRIZE (Berlin), she was shortlisted for the BIPA prize (Barcelona), took part in the “Más cerca” exhibition at the MadisMad gallery (Madrid) and the JAAL PHOTO Fair (Madrid). WANNABE is her latest project and it was exhibited at Blank Paper (Madrid) coinciding with PHE15. It has also been exhibited at PhotoIreland 16. Her photobook WANNABE has been recently published by La Fábrica, and it`s being exhibited in Canal de Isabel II, Madrid.