Aleta Elsayed, Photographer

Aleta, a world traveler and Middle Eastern dancer, is the photographer for Jazz Encounters: Jazz Live Studio Sessions. The proprietor of a family owned business in Georgetown (Washington, DC), Aleta developed a love of photography when photographing animals for her company. As her hobby grew, it evolved into a passion and over the years she has developed a portfolio that includes photographs of children, landscapes in Arizona, dancers and musicians.

The Jazz Encounters Poster Art series is a surreal photographic concept that reflects the energy and creativity of the musicians and vocalists who performed during the Jazz Live Studio Session.

Aleta states, "The opportunity to photograph the artists appearing on Jazz Encounters has shown me how to stretch out my imagination and connect to the art of improvisation through my camera lens.”