Elizabeth Eiten is a photographer who specialises in Animal photography. Elizabeth was asked to provide images in the following three disciplines: Portrait, Early Photography Process and Camera Phone.
"My subject matter is simply what I know. I grew up with my grandmother, an artist who also owned a 1600-acre hunting camp in northern Michigan. To survive the isolation I spent my weekends and summers learning about wildlife and making art. These interests have become my coping skills as a trauma survivor.
Planning and arranging my photographs is a process of healing parts of myself that are too scary to verbalize. I do not care to work with dead animals because of dissociative emotions that arise, but I find the symbolism necessary. When I finish a piece and sit with it, I know I am able to portray the horror and realness of my experience. I exhibit my artwork because there are people who cannot put words to their experience. I want them to know that there are other means of expression."