Ellen Esling is a geographer and media artist exploring place, identity and ecology. Esling is a Media Arts MFA candidate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she also completed her bachelor of arts. Ellen’s work spans a broad spectrum of mediums including film, stop-motion animation, photography, sound art and installation. More recently, she has been committed to storytelling with a focus on rural studies in the United States, and interests in environmental justice and experimental cartography. Esling is the director of The Accidental Environmentalist: Catherine Flowers (Mountainfilm 2019).