About Me

Elizabeth Press (They/Them and who goes by their initials, EP) is a media-maker and educator based in Troy, NY.  

 

Press is a lecturer in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute teaching classes in digital filmmaking and studio production. Press has also taught at New York University, The New School, and several after-school and community media centers. Press is interested in socially engaged practices and experimental documentary.

 

Press cut their teeth in journalism as a producer for the independent TV/Radio program, Democracy Now!. As a videographer, producer, and editor, Press worked with BRIC Arts Media, The International Institute for Sustainable Development covering the UN climate negotiations, StreetFilms, GritTV with Laura Flanders, and PBS.

 

EP's work has been screened in international festivals across the US and Europe and in the New York Times, Democracy Now!, Rooftop Films, Exit Art, and EMPAC, and more.

 

EP is on the board of the Sanctuary for Independent Media and is a collective member of the radio program the Hudson Mohawk Magazine. EP helped launch this daily, one-hour show in 2017.

 

Press is a Fulbright Scholar, has an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College.