Brett Eloff is an independently employed professional photographer, residing and working principally in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He began his career in the early nineties, covering South Africa’s transition to democracy and the accompanying violence, which engulfed the townships around Johannesburg. Since then Brett has been assigned by numerous publications and organisations, both locally and abroad, with a focus mostly on actuality and portraiture.
He contributed photographs to the Afrapix collective in the '80s, was contracted to South Africa’s Sunday Times for four years in the late ’90s, has worked as Pictures Editor for an environmental journal and served as Associate Editor for a men’s magazine. More recently, Brett was one of two South African photographers to have been nominated for the inaugural Prix Pictet photography prize and has also received numerous assignments from non-profit NGO Oxfam America to document humanitarian efforts in Africa, South East Asia and the Caribbean.
Brett held his first solo exhibition at a Johannesburg art gallery in August 2012.