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Ellis (Eli) Reed, born in 1946, is an American photographer and photojournalist. Reed was the first full-time black photographer employed by Magnum Photos and the author of several books, including Black in America. Several of the photographs from that project have been recognized in juried shows and exhibitions. Reed is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (1982–83) and is currently the clinical professor of photojournalism at The University of Texas at Austin. He was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1982. Reed is a Sony Global Imaging Ambassador as well as a recipient of the World Press Photo Award and Overseas Press Club Award. Reed was honored with a Lucie Foundation Award in Documentary Photography in 2011. In 2015, Reed’s work was exhibited at the prestigious Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France. (Photo shot in Richmond, CA, USA 1980. Photo sponsor: Allen Thomas Jr.)

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