CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Art, Parsons School of Design, 1990

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1993 - 2003: International new photographer for Sygma (Corbis) based in Kenya covering civil wars in Somalia, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Sudan, health care issues, poverty, HIV/AIDS and education for the world's leading publications and NGO's. Clients include:

 

  • TIME Magazine

  • Newsweek Magazine

  • The New York Times

  • LIFE

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • International Trachoma Initiative

  • Pfizer

  • Save the Children

  • The Red Cross

  • The World Food Program

  • Stern

  • Paris Match

  • Reuters Picture Service

  • Elle

  • Elle Decor

  • Vanity Fair

 

2003 - 2014: Book publishing, photographic art exhibition and film making projects based in Africa as follows:

 

BOOKS:

Author, Tribes of the Great Rift Valley  (Harry N. Abrams, 2007)

Author, Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey  (Grove Atlantic, 2003)

Photographer, TIME/LIFE Books, Pictures of the Year 1996

Photographer, TIME/LIFE Books, PIctures of the Year 1998

Photographer, A Day in the Life of Africa

Photographer, A Day in the Life of The US Armed Forces

 

FILM:

2013, Subject of the feature length documentary film, The Last Safari (Pandora Multimedia Productions)

2013, Cinematographer, Eunoto, documentary short

2004, CNN, Ghosts of Rwanda, (photographic stills)

2002, Driector/ Editor/ Cinematographer, Katimwa's Circumcision, documentary short

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS:

1996:  Visa Pour L'Image, Perpignan France, solo exhibition, collected news photography of conflicts in Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi and Sudan

2003:  Visa Pour L'Image, Perpignan France, solo exhibition, collected images of Maasai ethnography from Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey

2003: June Bateman Gallery, solo exhibition  of  Maasai ethnographic images from Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey Broken Spears

2007 Alex Beard Studio, solo exhibition of Tribes of the Great Rift Valley

2012 Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville Florida, solo exhibition HIstories in Africa: Twenty Years of Photography by Elizabeth L. Gilbert

2013 Webster University, solo exhibition HIstories in Africa: Twenty Years of Photography by Elizabeth L. Gilbert

2013 Gallerie Noir, Dallas, Texas, solo exhibition Histories in Africa: Twenty Years of Photography by Elizabeth L. Gilbert

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, Permanent Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Permanent Collection