Independent Writer and Photographer, Texas Monthly, The Guardian and others
Covering ongoing wars in an age of media contraction and declining military service rates Judge
Elliott Woods is an independent magazine writer and photographer with work recently featured in Outside, the Virginia Quarterly Review, The New Republic, Texas Monthly, The Guardian and High Country News. He has covered congressional attempts to deregulate extractive industries on public land, conservation and anti-poaching efforts in the Central African Republic, and Iraq in the post-America era. He was the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Multimedia in 2011 for "Assignment Afghanistan," and his writing was selected as notable for “The Best American Science and Nature Writing” anthology. Before becoming a journalist, he served in Iraq with the Virginia Army National Guard. Woods holds a B.A. in English language and literature from the University of Virginia.