Maggie Shannon is a photographer specializing in portrait and documentary work. Hailing from Martha's Vineyard, she
received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is now based in Los
Angeles, California with her husband and cat, Lester. Maggie
aims to tell stories of smaller communities and social rituals, with the goal of lifting edge voices and building a more
inclusive world. Her approach is reflexive and anchored by honesty,
empathy, and endless curiosity.
selected as a 2018 PDN emerging photographer and has been recognized as
part of Magnum's 30 under 30. She is a member of Women Photograph and
her work has appeared in American Photography 35 and 36. Her first book,
Swamp Yankee, told the story of New England shark fishing. She
otherwise spends her time camping, baking pies, and trying her hand at
growing veggies. Maggie loves a good Seinfeld reference and encourages
you to use one in email correspondence.