Elen Lotman graduated summa cum laude from the Baltic Film and Media School with a BA in Cinematography and has shot numerous documentaries, short and feature films. For various film projects, she has travelled to Japan, Tibet, China, Thailand, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Finland and the Russian Arctic. Since 2005, Elen has been teaching Cinematography at the Baltic Film and Media School, becoming in 2013 the Head of the Film Department and in 2015, the Head of Arts Study Area. Her PhD research focuses on aspects of human perception and cinematography. She is the President of the Estonian Society of Cinematographers (ESC) and a Member of the Board of IMAGO, the International Federation of Cinematographers.