Liz Kaneda is a professional photographer originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Film and Photography from Temple University of Philadelphia, and has spent the last few years working as a freelance portrait, food, and product photographer. Taking a hiatus from freelance work, she currently resides in Leeds, England while working on her masters in Photography and Media Culture at the University of Leeds. Her main area of research is in the representation of mental illness in the media and the associated stigma. Her university research and photography practice aim to change the representation of mental illness, shed a positive light on mental health, and help erase the stigma. She spends her free time blogging on all things media culture, and taking portraits of her dog, friends, and any interesting people she meets along the way.