Student Union - Elizabeth Moreno

Elizabeth Moreno
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

In Sight

Elizabeth graduated in December from the college with an associate degree in applied science for her professional photography studies. A short-term goal is an internship at a newspaper; long term, a career as a photojournalist or documentary photographer.

The photographs here are among those she took last summer at a nursing home in La Paz, Mexico. "For over three months I talked with the people and photographed them," she says. She titled the resulting portfolio of images Ignored Voices. Of the project, Elizabeth writes, "Because of our fear of death [elderly people] are commonly tucked away out of sight, voices ignored." Her images are an attempt to "challenge the viewer to think about the finite nature of our physical existence."

You can see more of Elizabeth's work at her website, emorenophoto.com.

Photos © 2005, Elizabeth Moreno, All Rights Reserved

Elizabeth Moreno was recommended by Buck Mills, coordinator of the professional photography program at Colorado Mountain College.

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