Elie Gardner is a freelance photographer and videographer based in Lima, Peru. A graduate of the University of Missouri, she is passionate about telling stories related to social inequality and the environment. Previously she worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as the online photo editor and also as a staff photographer.
Health & Medicine
In rural Peru, women are encouraged to spend their last weeks of pregnancy in special residential facilities that offer comfort and care. But the waiting remains difficult.
Development & Education
When Victoria Contreras was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt frightened and isolated. She rediscovered hope and community at the Breast Club, a local support group in Lima, Peru.