Charles Ellena is a photographer with main focus on photojournalism and street photography, based in Switzerland. He works for newspapers and magazines, covering human daily life, cultural events, sports and portraits. His visual language is classical and documentary.



2008 - Swiss Press Photo „Winner and Swiss Press Photographer of the year 2008“

2004 - Swiss Press Photo „Winner category sports“

1992 - Swiss Press Photo "Price for special achievements in photojournalism"


Clients (editorial): Aargauer Zeitung, Beobachter, Berner Zeitung, Bilan, Bloomberg, Blick, Bund, Coopzeitung, Coopération, Freiburger Nachrichten, HR today, La Gruyère, La Liberté, Le Matin, Le Matin Dimanche, Le Temps, L'Hebdo, L'Illustré, Migros Magazine, NZZ, NZZ am Sonntag, Panorama, RTS, Tages Anzeiger