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Hello there! Iā€™m Emily Elconin. I was born and raised in metro Detroit and will forever be a Michigander at heart. As of February, I am now a Staff Photojournalist at The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Virginia. My time here so far has allowed me to connect with my new community, create consistently on a daily basis, and share some truly amazing stories.

Before moving to Virginia, I completed my course work for my Masters of Science in Photography from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in December 2018. During my time at Syracuse, I discovered my passion for photojournalism and my natural ability to connect with those around me. My creative vision evolved tremendously and so did my understanding for fostering human connection and being an active listener.

I am excited to continue growing and learning here in Virginia while also continuing working on my masters project.

When not with my camera, you can find me hula hooping, singing, hanging out with my cat, and spending time with my family and friends. Currently available for assignment in the Central Virginia Region.

photo@emilyiriselconin.com / 248.933.2576