Theo Elias is a Swedish artist and photographer educated at Valand Academy of Fine Arts and Nordic School of Photography. His work, which contains a strong autobiographical dimension, is often long term and stretches over several years. Elias is working with photo books and publications, as well as exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. His debut book Smoke was the winner of Photo London & La Fabrica Dummy Award in 2019 and nominated for the Swedish Photobook Award in 2020. His second book Red / January 2021 was nominated for the Lucie Photo Book Prize 2021.