Ellis (Eli) Reed (born 1946) is an American photographer and photojournalist. Reed was the first full-time black photographer employed by Magnum Agency  and the author of several books, including Black In America. Several of the photographs from that project have been recognized in juried shows and exhibitions.
Reed is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (1982–83) and is currently the clinical professor of photojournalism at The University of Texas at Austin. He was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1982. Reed is an Olympus Visionary as well as a recipient of the World Press Award and Overseas Press Club Award.