Who is Elijah Agurs?
I am a 19 year-old creator from Baltimore, Maryland. I started photography in November 2020, and I plan to continue to pursue it for years to come. I currently attend University of Maryland Baltimore County as a Visual Arts major with a concentration in photography. I am also a runner, skater, competitive gamer, and fashion enthusiast on the side :)
Running has been a huge part of my life since my freshman year of high school. I started to love track and cross country and became more serious about it towards the end of my sophomore year, but after multiple injuries and health problems, I had more time to explore other things I liked. One of those new found passions was photography, and I realized I could actually do something meaningful with it. Photography helped change my life, and I hope that my work can help bless yours too.
Joe Hale @jkh_photo
Joe Hale @jkh_photo
Artist Statement
No words… When a fellow human being views my photographs, I want them to just be able to feel the emotions resonating from the images instead of words to describe the photo. My work is special because I am me, and I am the only me. As a young adult, many of my peers have no idea what they want to do with their life, and I want many people my age to at least pick up their phone to try and experiment with photography to see if they love it as much as I do. 

I also want to use a camera as a tool to help other people understand what it is like to live in another person’s shoes. I want people to feel what it is like to go explore the mountains, work day in and day out to get a scholarship to be the first in your family to go to college, fight against oppression, or even wake up early to train everyday to win a championship. The greatest photographers have always used their camera to make their voice and other's voices heard as well as make the audience interact with their deeper feelings and memories. 
"I AM" est. 2020
Self Portraits
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