"What are you trying to say?"

This question has plagued me my whole life. I've always been a storyteller, tuned in to the world around me and trying to make sense of it. From the moment I picked up a camera, I knew I had found a tool that would allow me to visualize and project my voice to the world. So what was I going to do with it?

I received my Bachelor of Science in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute in 2016. Moving forward, I am passionate about focusing on stories surrounding social justice, intersectional feminism, liberation and radical change. I hope to empower and uplift my subjects through striking visual narratives. 

So what am I trying to say? Your story is important. Your identity is valid. I believe you. Let's talk.

Elissa is currently available for work in Portland, Oregon.


Elissa Simons

Elissa Simons is a Portland based documentary photographer and filmmaker.
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