Eli Reed (American, b. 1946)

After graduating from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, Reed worked as a freelance photographer, covering several important historic events, including the Lebanon War, the Haiti Coup, and the US military intervention in Panama. Though his early work often covered serious political instability, he took a more delicate approach through his photography of people. In one such example, Reed captures the charm of Goldie Hawn in a relaxed environment, with the camera positioned over the shoulder of an unknown man gazing upon the distracted Hawn.

Reed has received a number of awards and honors throughout his lengthy career including Pulitzer Prize Runner up for Feature Photography in 1982, the World Press Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Lucie Foundation Award. He has taught courses and workshops at a number of institutions including the Maine Photographic Workshop, the Wilson Hicks Symposium at Miami University in Florida, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, San Francisco State University, Harvard University, and the Boston Institute of Art.