In spite of some visa issuance problems due to the content of her work Maika Elan is now on her way to the Chobi Mela festival. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing the Vietnamese photographer to Dhaka. We are certainly more than happy that she’ll be with us.
Elan won 2 awards at the IMMF workshop 2010, ‘The best photo essay’and ‘The best single photo’, was the winner of the Foundry full tuition scholarships for 2012 Chiang Mai workshop and was a participant at theWorld Event Young Artists Festival in Nottingham in September 2012.
“For instance, I went to the flower market with this couple I was photographing, and they were just walking around holding hands and flowers, and everyone went berserk. A crowd gathered around us, and people kept pointing and saying, ‘No, you cannot do this here’.” – Maika Elan in Vice
Visit Maika Elan’s website: http://maikaelan.com