Naomi Elias is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared online and in print at a variety of publications including New York Magazine, Nylon, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Tembe Denton-Hurst with Naomi Elias
In her debut novel, Homebodies, Tembe Denton-Hursta staff writer at New York Magazines The Strategist who covers beauty and booksexplores the way a layoff can either spell death or rebirth.
EBONY FLOWERS with Naomi Elias
In her first book, Hot Comb, Denver-based cartoonist and ethnographer Ebony Flowers blends fiction and creative nonfiction into a graphic novel about Black women and their hair.
HANNAH WHITAKER with Naomi Elias
Hannah Whitaker speaks with Naomi Elias on the occasion of her new photobook Ursula, out in 2021 from Image Text Ithaca Press.
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Flint is Family in Three ActsBy Naomi Elias
Frazier is not interested in dispassionately bearing witness. She set out to record a community taking responsibility for itself after the government charged with doing so failed them.
Patrick D. Pagnano’s Empire Roller DiscoBy Naomi Elias
These photographs of a 1980s roller disco are a lesson in how to capture abandon. The photographs from this one ordinary and exemplary night in the winter of 1980 at a rink in Crown Heights are a time capsule of a community in communion.