About Me,

Yves Elizalde is a multidiciplinary artist born and raised in New Orleans. In all aspects of photography, his mission is to broaden the youth's world view through the lens of his camera. 

With focus in cities that often go overlooked and the faces that seem to be forgotten, Yves strives to expose the stories that make these people and places unique and beautiful. 

As a creator, the focus of his expression is photography within installations, fine art conceptual videos and story telling. The artist's focus is to bring about social change in cohesion with healing himself through his work.



“It’s like if you plant something in the concrete 

and if it grow and the rose petal got all kinds of scratches 

and marks, you ain’t gonna say, 

‘Damn, look at all the scratches and marks on the rose that grew from the concrete.’ 

You’re gonna be like, ‘Damn, a rose grew from the concrete?'”

-Tupac Shakur


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