Pie Eating Contests

Maggie has started an ongoing project visiting county fairs in the West, photographing pie eating contests. Our first stop was in Jackson, Wyoming for the Teton County Fair. Such a fun day watching the pies go down, followed by a figure 8 race! Pies! Cars on fire!!

Global Peace Photo Award Winner 2021

Maggie Shannon won the Global Peace Photo Award – Peace Image of the Year 2021, with an image from her project, “Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy”. See the full series here.

LA Times – Monica Rose

Monica Rose photographed by Maggie for The LA Times. A feature which explores ‘How the Hollywood stylist is changing the LA look.’ Read the full story here.

The New York Times – Snoop Dogg

The New York Times sent Maggie to photograph Snoop Dogg for a story that explores how he has transcended his hip-hop roots. ‘Companies that get down with me know how I get down.’Read the full story here. 

People – Julia Haart

The CEO of Elite World Group Julia Haart, at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills, photographed for People Magazine.

The New York Times – California Proms

Visiting towns across California from Fowler to Petaluma, Maggie documented Proms for The New York Times. In Maggie’s own words – ‘Meeting so many incredible teachers, parents and students. Hearing all of their personal stories from the last year + about their resilience has been inspiring. This generation is incredible, there was not a single wall flower that wasn’t asked to dance and there was just so much happiness at being together again.’

Next Insurance

Next Insurance sent Maggie on a week-long shoot profiling small businesses across the San Francisco Bay Area. In Maggies’ own words – ‘It’s something very close to my heart as the daughter of a small business owner! Especially after this past year, lifting up these owners and hearing their personal stories was incredibly special. All of the people I met on this shoot were inspiring, including a surfer/baker/father in Pacifica who talked so passionately about everything from his dough to the types of ovens he used. We also met a vintage shop owner who took us downstairs to show us a really amazing vintage clothing collection. I was able to share in their excitement and passion, and it was a thrill to bring that to the photographs. Also, taking a quick break because John DeSerio at the Benvenue Children’s House made me and my entire team laugh too hard as he read us a children’s book was quite a highlight! It was amazing to pull back the curtain at each business. I felt like I was getting the inside scoop, being able to go down the stairs into the backroom at Le Beau Market in San Francisco to see the boxes and groceries all lined up and ready to be restocked. Or a chef at Plow illustrate how to fry the perfect egg (a couple of times so I could catch that perfect egg flip!). This shoot brought so many of my passions together and it was a joy to work on!’

Men’s Health – Jean-Claude Van Damme

Maggie photographed Belgian martial artist, actor and filmmaker Jean-Claude Van Damme for Men’s Health magazine, at a private gym in Los Angeles. ‘Jean-Claude Van Damme, now 60, has fought every onscreen bad guy imaginable. But his biggest battle has always been against himself.’ Read the full story here. 

Wedgwood

Maggie photographed the stills campaign ‘Welcome to Wedgwood’ which explores the art of entertaining for the luxury accessories brand.

The New York Times – Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy

Since the start of the pandemic, Maggie has been following 4 midwives across Los Angeles as they navigate the changing world of Covid-19. In Maggie’s own words – ‘It has been such an honour to document their practices and meet the women they’ve cared for during this terrifying moment. I’ve been welcomed into homes and birth centres, have learned so much and felt such a connection to these amazing people. The strength of these women has literally brought me to tears and it’s such a joy to share their stories on The New York Times.’

Backdrop x Dunkin Donuts

With home renovations rising since the pandemic, Maggie captured an unlikely partnership, a collaboration between direct-to-consumer paint brand Backdrop and Dunkin Donuts.

Mold – Dr. Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva,  Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalization author photographed for Mold magazine.

A+E Networks- Storage Wars

Maggie spent a few days on the Storage Wars set for A+ E Networks, having a peek inside each storage unit as they opened up – A big treasure hunt!  

Wall Street Journal – TikTok Stars

Maggie spent a day with Team Rar, a group of college graduates who create content on YouTube, at their house in Beverly Hills for the Wall Street Journal.