Eliot Higgins

Founder, Bellingcat

Eliot Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat, a multi-award winning investigative collective focused on online open-source investigation.

Higgins is currently creative director of Bellingcat’s investigative arm, Stichting Bellingcat, and director of Bellingcat’s production company, Bellingcat Productions BV.

Higgins first came to prominence during the early stages of the conflict in Syria, when he started blogging about open-source images being shared online from the conflict.

As interest in Higgins’ work and open-source investigation grew, Higgins launched Bellingcat in 2014, a new website intended to provide a place for readers to learn how to do their own open source investigations, and to contribute their own investigative work to the website.

In 2021 Higgins published the Sunday Times best-seller, We Are Bellingcat, about the work of Bellingcat and the development of the field of online open-source investigation.

Most recently Higgins has been involved with the launch of Bellingcat Productions BV, which aim to build on the success of Bellingcat’s podcasts and documentaries about Bellingcat’s work to produce films, podcasts, and television series based on the work of Bellingcat.