Aileen Beringer is a Fine Art Photographer from Charlottesville, VA, who lives and works in Washington, D.C. Although she got started photographing people and architecture, she has recently turned her work inward, focusing on childhood trauma and happiness. She uses her work to not only reveal parts of herself to the viewer, but also to gain a better understanding of herself through her work. She has expanded outside her photography background into projection installation that continues to grow in size and expand in material type. Many of her recent projects have included archival photos, documents, and objects to help place the viewer in her mindset.