Elijah Barrett (b. 1987, USA) works in photography and film. He lives in Austin, TX. 

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BA in Art (Photography & Video), Yale University, 2009

2019 Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Canada
2019 Rockport (solo), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Popp Martin Student Union Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2018 Rockport (solo), Central Texas College, Oveta Culp Hobby Library, Killeen, TX
2018 Rockport (solo), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Gallery Verde, San Angelo, TX
2018 PhotoNOLA, Ogden Museum of Art, Patrick F. Taylor Library, New Orleans, LA
2018 Volumes 2018 (art book fair), Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2018 New York Art Book Fair 2018 (art book fair), MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, NY
2018 Brighton Photo Fringe 2018, Brighton, United Kingdom
2018 Seeing Harvey, FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, Houston, TX
2018 Summer Sun Day Dream, Silver Eye Center for Photography, The Lab @ Silver Eye, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 FotoTexas II, Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX
2018 J Book Show (art book fair), Cork Photo Festival, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
2019 Community Initiative Grant, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Austin, TX
2018 Capacity Building Grant, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Austin, TX
2018 Finalist, Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (Juror: Gregory Harris), New Orleans Photo Alliance,
2006-09 Louis Sudler Grant, Trumbull College, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2007-09 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Yale University and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New Haven, CT
2006 International Travel Grant to study at the Yale University Paul Melon Centre for British Art, London, UK
2005-10 Gates Millennium Scholarship, Hispanic Scholarship Foundation and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Lectures & Artist Visits
2018 Artist Lecture, Central Texas College, Killeen, TX
2014 Visiting Artist, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

Collections (prints)
Trumbull College, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Collections (books)
DECK, Singapore
Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece
Photobookshow, Brighton, UK

2018 NET 2.8 What Will Suffice, edited by Tim Carpenter, Oranbeg Press
2018 Rockport, self-published

Bibliography, Press, Mentions, & Instagram Takeovers
Exposure An Alberta Celebration of Photography,” PhotoED Magazine, December 2018
”CTC Opens Photography Exhibit of Harvey Aftermath," Copperas Cove Leader Press, September 2018
”Hurricane Harvey art exhibit comes to Killeen,” ABC KXXV News Channel 25 Waco, September 2018
”Art exhibit highlights Hurricane Harvey damage” FOX KWKT Kyle, September 2018
”'Rockport' by Elijah Barrett at Gallery Verde” FOX KIDY 10 San Angelo, August 2018
Instagram Takeover, Houston Center for Photography, August 2018
Rich, Jeff. "Still Alluring," Oxford American Eyes on the South blog, July 2018
Haggard, Rob. A Photo Editor, April 2018
Molloy, Audrey. "Elijah Barrett," Aint-Bad, April 2018

Professional / Academic Affiliations
Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

Community Involvement
Yale Club of Austin, Yale Book Award Sponsor