Ellen Harasimowicz

Ellen has been a freelance photographer for more than ten years with the Boston Globe and her work has appeared in the Washington PostScientific AmericanDown East, and Audubon Adventures. Other clients include Volvo Penta, World Vision, and several private schools including Colorado College and the Winsor School. Her work has taken her to Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, South Africa, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  In 2008, Ellen teamed up with author Loree Burns to illustrate children’s science books that address environmental issues. The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (© 2010, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) was awarded the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize in 2011 and Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard (©2012 Henry Holt) won the prize in 2013. Her newest books are Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It (©2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and picture book Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey (©2014 Millbrook Press).  Ellen is a member of the American Society for Media Photographers (ASMP), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).   In 2011, Ellen travelled to Ghana with SustainaMetrix where she photographed the on-going projects there and led workshops on photography.