Elizabeth Pineda

Elizabeth Z Pineda has been interested in photography since childhood. Yet, she waited until her four children were grown up before starting her studies in art with an emphasis in photography. Elizabeth's photography focuses on people, ideas, and controversial issues seldom noticed or regarded hoping to give voice to those often living in silence or in society’s shadow. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography at Arizona State University.

The Journey

My paternal great-grandparents, who were legal U.S. residents, emigrated back to their native México during the Great Depression. Their son, my Abuelo (grandfather) who was born in San Antonio, became a U.S. immigrant to México at seventeen. Time passed and fate would again intervene when my father, a chronic asthmatic learned of a place where he could live […]