About Aaron


Aaron Vincent Elkaim (b.1981) is an independent Canadian documentary photographer and founding member of the Boreal Collective. His work focuses on historical narratives that examine cultural transitions within the modern economic, and geopolitical landscape. Aaron believes in the power of long-term work to allow greater understanding of a subject, and that only through proper understanding can a truly valid photographic perspective be presented. For him photography offers a gateway and motive to seek out, explore and better understand the human condition in our rapidly evolving world and seeks to provide new and varied perspectives on the complexities of humanity and its environment. He believes that the greatest photography is open ended; rather than providing answers, he urges us to ask questions.

Aaron’s project Sleeping with the Devil won the 2012 Daylight Photo Award, he also received an hounorable mention for the 2012 Anthropographia Human Rights Through Visual Storytelling Award, and is a finalist of the 2012 Critical Mass Top 50. His past project A Co-Existence focused on the 2000-year old Jewish history of Morocco, it was exhibited at Voies-Off in Arles, the New York Photo Festival, Fotographia in Rome and the Reportage Photography Festival in Australia, in 2011.

Age 38
Nationality Canadian
Born in Toronto, Canada
Based in Toronto, Canada