Meli Petersson Ellafi

Meli Petersson Ellafi is a photographer (b. 1988) who lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. Educated at Nordic School of Photography with Anna Clarén, Jonas Beggren and Mikkel Örstedholm as mentors.

In 2015 Meli signed a freelance contract with the newspaper Expressen and was one of their photographers working with reportage and cover larger news events.

Today Meli is employed by Göteborgs-Posten (GP). 



Expressen, Bildbyrån, Kvällsposten, Östran, Kit, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftenposten, Le Monde, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, TT News Agency



Photojournalism, Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö, 2012-2015

Basic course for photographic education, Photo School of Stockholm, 2009-2010



– Val, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014

– Val, First Hotel G, Göteborg, Sweden, 2014 

– Pictures of the Year, Group Exhibitions, Galleri Kontrast, 2017

– Pictures of the Year, Group Exhibitions, Galleri Kontrast, 2018

– Pictures of the Year, Group Exhibitions, Galleri Kontrast, 2020

Articles and reviews



Awards and nominations 


– Picture of the Year Sweden, 1st Daily Life Sweden

– Nominated for Swedish investigative journalism award "Guldspaden"


– Picture of the Year Sweden, Honorary Prize of the Jury

– Nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass 


– Picture of the Year Sweden, 3rd Sports Reportage

– Nominated for The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism, Innovator of the Year