Based in China for nearly 13 years until recently, Eleanor Moseman is a photographer that focuses on social and cultural narratives involving women and ethnic minorities of Tibet and Xinjiang. Striving to create imagery and stories that seek resolutions of the inflicted while sharing voices of the unknown and persecuted.
Eleanor has been using her photography work and storytelling skills to contribute to anthropologists, historians, conservationists, and activists. Her work is often used to supplement published work in regard to the cultural genocide taking place in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Tibet, and the environmental changes occurring on the Tibetan Plateau.
Accomplishments include being a TEDxShanghaiWomen presenter in 2016, recipient of the 2019 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, one of 14th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, and a 26,000-mile solo bicycle tour around China and Central Asia that spanned from 2010 to 2012.
That initial exploration of Asia on a bicycle was the catalyst that moved her towards creating a career of photojournalism and many more intrepid solo adventures. These expeditions she continues to embark on, bring her closer to people, culture, and social issues that need to be documented and shared through photography and knowledgeable reports. Her cultural understanding, devotion, and language abilities opens doors and exposes stories that many do not have access to, or the time to dedicate.
Eleanor’s photography and adventures have been published in The Guardian, PBS NewsHour, The Atlantic, Nikon: Learn & Explore, The LA Times and many other international publications. Her work was recently on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Rose-Hulman Institute and currently on display at the British Museum in London.
To financially support her passionate projects through, Eleanor is a noted architecture and interior photographer throughout Greater China and North America. Currently in Dayton, she is focusing primarily on portraiture and lifestyle photography.
She recently returned from East Tibet during the initial COVID-19 outbreak and is dedicating time to building a permanent home in Dayton, building “The Lone Huntress Photography Studio” at Front Street that will specialize in portraiture, editing visual archives, studying foreign languages, and mountain biking. In 2021, she will be attending a Wilderness Medicine and EMT course so she can return to underserved areas of China and assist with medical knowledge and practices while trying to retain cultural and ancient practices.