I began using photography to tell stories visually during my first newspaper job in southern Louisiana. I took a camera to every assignment, using both words and images to document life along the Gulf Coast, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 


As I moved on to newspapers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, I continued to develop as a photographer, quickly finding there was more to learn than I ever imagined.  Following a move to New York City in 2010, I turned entirely to the camera, and spent five years there freelancing as a photojournalist.


After working for five years as a freelance photographer and writer, Elizabeth and her family moved to the North Dakota oil boom town of Williston. Elizabeth was a photographer and writer for three years at the Williston Herald before having her daughter.

Now, she and her family are back on the East Coast, living in the Providence, Rhode Island area. 


Read about a promotion, under my maiden name of Elizabeth Hackenburg.