BIOGRAPHY

Meli Petersson Ellafi is a photojournalist (b. 1988) who lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Educated at Nordic School of Photography with Anna Clarén, Jonas Berggren 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. 

Between 2018 and 2021 Meli was employed by Göteborgs-Posten (GP) as one of their staff photographer. 

 

Today Meli is an freelancing photojournalist.

Clients

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

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Awards and nominations 

2021

First place in INMA Global media awards - ”Best initiative to acquire subscribers” for "Systrar"

Winner of Wendelapriset - one of Sweden's finest journalism awards for best social impact reportage

2020

Winner of Guldspaden - Sweden's finest journalism awards in

   investigative journalism 

Nominated for The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism - Innovator of the Year

Picture of the Year Sweden - 3rd Sports Reportage

2018

Picture of the Year Sweden - Honorary Prize of the Jury

Nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass 

2017

Picture of the Year Sweden - 1st Daily Life Sweden

Nominated for Guldspaden - Sweden's finest journalism awards in

   investigative journalism

Exhibitions

2021

Project Panorama - Group Exhibitions - Fotografiska Stockholm

2020

Pictures of the Year - Group Exhibitions - Galleri Kontrast

2018

Pictures of the Year - Group Exhibitions - Galleri Kontrast

2017

Pictures of the Year - Group Exhibitions - Galleri Kontrast

2014

Val - Group Exhibitions - Galleri Kontrast