Dorothea Eiben is a fine art photographer who has been creating images that capture the beauty of our everyday environment for over 20 years. Born in a mountain village in Bavaria, she grew up in Massachusetts and now makes her home in a coastal village in Maine. Her studies at Maine Media have allowed her to hone her skills in both the art and craft of photography and develop a diverse network of friends and mentors. She has the great fortune of working with devotees of all genres of photography from the most ancient to the most current, all of which meld to inform her unique vision. Her images have been described as embodying the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Her work embraces and illuminates the exquisite nature of imperfection and impermanence. Time itself is the subject of her current work.

Selected Honors & Exhibits


  • Cove Street Arts | Portland Debuts II | Portland, Maine


  • Multiple Venues | Perspectives of Mount Desert Island | Mount Desert & Bar Harbor, Maine


  • Cecil College of Art | 365 Project Group Exhibit 2022 | North East, Maryland


  • Cecil College of Art | 365 Project Group Exhibit 2021 | Online Exhibit
  • Lincolnville Church | Group Exhibit: A Day in the Life of Lincolnville, Maine


  • BRAF Gallery | Maine Photography Show, Honorable Mention | Boothbay Harbor, Maine


  • Prairie Village Museum | Ghosts of Hope featured artist | Rugby, North Dakota
  • Carnegie Visual Arts Center | Alabama Revisited: Recent Photographs of Alabama's Past | Decatur,  Alabama


  • WallWork Gallery | Very Revolutionary Montpelier: Through the Eyes of Tillman Crane & Friends | Rockport, Maine


  • Tillman Crane & Friends "A Day in the Life: Montpelier | Thomaston, Maine
  • Sally D Francisco Gallery | Actuators in Photography juried show | Layton, New Jersey


  • Catskill Art Center | Tillman Crane & Friends | Livingston Manor, New York 


  • Maine Media Workshops | Golden Light Award | Rockport, Maine