Biography

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). 

 

Clients

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

 

Education

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

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

 

Exhibitions

– 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

– Project Panorama, Group Exhibitions, Fotografiska Stockholm, 2021

Articles and reviews

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and nominations 

2017:

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

– Nominated for Guldspaden, Sweden's finest journalism awards in

   investigative journalism 

 

2018:

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

– Nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass 

2020:

– Picture of the Year Sweden, 3rd Sports Reportage

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

– Winner of Guldspaden, Sweden's finest journalism awards in

   investigative journalism 

2021:

– Winner of Wendelapriset, one of Sweden's finest journalism awards for best 

    social impact reportage.

– First place in INMA Global media awards, ”Best initiative to acquire subscribers”

   for "Systrar"