Elliott Verdier is a French documentary photographer.
In 2021, he creates the publishing house Dunes Editions with Margaux Beaughon to publish his first photobook "Reaching for Dawn". The imprint's website indicates [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal]: « Interested in the themes of memory, transmission through generations and resilience, Elliott Verdier travels extensively through territories and photographs people he meets with dignity and a form of closeness he manages to create. »
In 2017, he work on "A Shaded Path", his first long-term project, in Kirghizistan; then he started in 2019 his second large project, "Reaching for Dawn", shot with a large-format camera in Liberia.
Elliott Verdier also works for the newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and M le Magazine from French newspaper Le Monde.
© Portrait taken from the artist's Instagram page
Presentation by Dunes Editions: " Of the bloody civil war (1989-2003) that decimated Liberia, its population does not speak. No proper memorial has been built, no day is dedicated to commemoration. The country, still held by several protagonists of the carnage, refuses to condemn its perpetrators. This deafening silence, that resonates internationally,...