Liz Obert uses the camera as a medium for storytelling. She has investigated social themes such as houslessness and mental illness as well as indulging in street photography. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon and is an Associate Professor of Art at Linfield College. She received her BFA from College of Santa Fe and her MFA from Washington State University. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She has also been published in Slate Magazine and the Huffington Post.