Elisa Parhad is a writer and photographer in Los Angeles, by way of Seattle, Albuquerque, Austin and Japan. Whether at home or abroad, she travels with a camera, curiosity and an anthropological eye towards art, design, cultural heritage and history.
Elisa’s first children’s book, “Los Angeles Is…” (Cameron Books), came out in April 2018. She is also the author/photographer of “New Mexico: A Guide for the Eyes,” (winner of the New Mexico Book Award, 2010), “Southern California: A Guide for the Eyes” (INDIEFab Finalist, 2016), and well as published in the Los Angeles Times, Delta Sky magazine, BBC Travel, FACES magazine, and Western Art and Architecture. She lives with her husband and their two young boys in Pasadena, California.