Elias Carmona began his artistic career as a photographer. His iconic 1994 photo "Los Hijos de Borinquen" is a tribute to the Old San Juan location made famous by Puerto Rican independence activists.
He is currently one of the most active photographers in Chicago's Latin community, having carved a niche in many of the city's cultural and artistic circles.
His work has been exhibited at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, the Africaribe Cultural Center, Roosevelt University, and the Chicago Children's Museum, as well as in numerous publications. He also enjoys documenting family and community.