Patricia A. Bender is a photographic artist living and working in New Jersey and Michigan. She began studying photography in the early 2000s, and was hooked from the moment she shot and developed her first image. She works exclusively with black and white film in the darkroom, and personally creates each image from the moment it is shot through the finished gelatin silver print. Bender has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally and throughout the United States, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work. Her work is held in several corporate and private collections.