Elizabeth Ellsworth is an artist and Emeritus Professor of Media Studies, The New School, New York City. She is also a member of the Atomic Photographers Guild. With Jamie Kruse, Elizabeth co-directs smudge studio, an art collaborative that they founded in 2006.  Their collaboration works across video, photography, multiples, installation, and micro-productions. Their process involves visual field research and public engagement. As part of the collaboration, Elizabeth uses photography (digital and 35mm) and video to visualize or signal powerful, invisible forces (natural and human-made) that shape daily life.