Kevin McElvaney

I grew up in north Germany, moved to Hamburg at the age of 18 and very happy, that this city is still my hometown. Besides my studies in social-economics [ business-administration, economics, law and sociology ] I was always working as a freelancer and visited many different places. After a while it became important to document this time abroad and the passion for photography came through the backdoor. After sports, travel and music photography, my interest switched to documentary, reportage and portraiture.


“ 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,, Resource, DeStandaard, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung, WiWo Green, Wild Magazine, Wired [US], Zeit,, …

Adidas, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Telekom, Gelbe Seiten, Hamburg Marketing, Stadt Hamburg, Süddeutsche Zeitung, thjnk, …

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