Ela Yokes is an independent photographer and journalist based between Istanbul, Turkey, and Khartoum, Sudan. She graduated from University College London in 2021 with a degree in Arabic and French. Her current work covers issues relating to human rights and migration, with a focus on communities affected by conflict or persecution in the Middle East and East Africa.

Editorial clients: Foreign Policy, Thomson Reuters Foundation, The New Humanitarian, VICE News, Middle East Eye and others

Workshops / Exhibitions / Recognitions

British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Humanity Shortlist (2023)

VII Academy - Sarajevo Seminar for Documentary and Narrative Practice (2022)

Foundry Photojournalism Workshop (2021)

Sites of Encounter: SOAS School of Arts Photography Exhibition (2020)

Current location: Khartoum, Sudan

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