Kevin McElvaney

Kevin McElvaney is an independent photographer and artist based in Hamburg, Germany. Since the start of his career in 2014, he travelled and worked in more than fifty countries, always driven by his interest in environmental and humanitarian stories. His work covered the electronic-waste scandal in Ghana, sulphur mining in Indonesia, albinism in Tanzania, and the so-called refugee crisis in the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea. At Berlinale 2017, he presented his first video-project, which was produced in Iraq.
Kevin McElvaneys’ stories reached millions through National Geographic, The Guardian, Stern, The Atlantic, Vice, Wired, AlJazeera or Der Spiegel. His work has been exhibited in London, New York, San Francisco, Hamburg, Berlin, Edinburgh, Lyon, Milan and Palermo.
Besides his photographic career, Kevin McElvaney has been guest-lecturer in universities and schools and took part in panel discussions around the globe.


“ Der Mann, der Gesichter lesbar macht “
Süddeutsche Zeitung

“ Extraordinary Images “
Al Jazeera TV

“ Bilder, die im Gedächtnis bleiben “
Norddeutscher Rundfunk, NDR

“ Bilder die unter die Haut gehen – ungeheuer beeindruckend “
Markus Lanz – ZDF

[ ENG  ] Vice, Wired, Lomography, Amateur Photographer Magazine (PDF), The Atlantic, Dazed & Confused,
[ GER ] Jambo Bukoba e.V., Süddeutsche Zeitung, bento, Bayern3, ProPhoto Online,, Hamburger Morgenpost, ( #2 )
[ VIDEO ] NDR, ZDF – Markus Lanz, Stilpirat-Interview, Al Jazeera TV, TIDE TV – Afrika Outlook,
[ AUDIO  ] Bayern 3, Mensch Theile!

2014-06 • Opening Agbogbloshie-Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany
2014-07 • Agbogbloshie as part of the EPOTY-Award – Royal Geographical Society London, UK
2014-10 • PechaKucha Speech in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014-11 • Agbogbloshie-Exhibition in Chaponost, France
2014-12 • Agbogbloshie-Exhibition in Saint-Etienne & Lyon, France
2015-01 • Agbogbloshie-Exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015-03 • Open-Show Speech in Hamburg, Germany
2015-04 • Auction of 2 Agbogbloshie-Prints for the Pure-Earth Benefit Ball – Broadway (NYC), USA
2015-05 • Agbogbloshie-Exhibition for a UN & UNEP Conference in Geneva, Switzerland
2015-07 • Sulfur-Mining Series as part of the EPOTY-Award – Royal Geographical Society London, UK
2015-07 • Agbogbloshie at Earth Machines (until Dec 2015), YBCA – San Francisco, USA
2015-09 • Panelmember/ Spokesperson at the e-scrap Conference in Orlando (Florida), USA
The Agbogbloshie-Exhibition is available to everyone, who wants to raise the awareness about the e-waste disaster – have a look at the Exhibition-Kit [ download PDF ] and feel free to contact Kevin for further info.

AlJazeera, AlJazeera Magazine, Alternatives Journal, The Atlantic, BBC, Burn Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Daily Mail, Dazed & Confused, Foto8, Fox News, The Guardian, Hypebeast, Lens,
 Loved & Found, National Geographic,, Resource, DeStandaard, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung, WiWo Green, Wild Magazine, Wired [US], Zeit,, …

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