Eli Dijkers (1978) – originally a hospital pharmacist – graduated the Academy of Photography (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) in 2012.
Eli participated in masterclasses by Michael Ackerman and Jacob Aue Sobol. Both of them
critically contributed to an in-depth empowerment of his work.
Eli’s photographic work is intuitive, raw, yet very connected to people. As expressed by Pauline Vermare, associate curator at the International Center of Photography New York: ‘Eli’s portfolio is a stunning ensemble of eclectic but cohesive photographs. Technically, visually and psychologically, his series bring a lot to the viewer.
The photographs are powerful and do not need any subtext to read them. A brilliant catharsis for viewers, a dark but enjoyable trip...’
Eli’s images have been exhibited widely in the Netherlands and abroad.
Recent honours include: commended 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, GALA, Monochrome and B&W Spider Awards.
Eli is represented by Gallery Deelen Art in Rotterdam.