Maggie Shannon

Maggie Shannon is a photographer specialising 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 voices and building a more inclusive world. Her approach is reflexive and anchored by honesty, empathy, and endless curiosity.


Maggie was 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.

Clients include: A+E, Billboard, Domino, Fast Company, Fortune, Gucci, M. Gemi, Harper’s Bazaar, Need Supply, Opening Ceremony, Sonos, Vice, and Wedgwood.

Editorials include: A24, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appétit, Gossamer, Grazia, GQ, Man Repeller, Men’s Health, New York Magazine, New Yorker, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, People, Pitchfork, Popular Mechanics, Refinery29, Rolling Stone, Sight Unseen, T Magazine, Teen Vogue, W, Wallpaper, Wired, WSJ Magazine and Zeit Magazine.

  • The New York Times - Pickleball

    On the courts at the Palm Springs Pickleball Classic
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  • Pie Eating Contests

    Such a fun day watching the pies go down, followed by a figure 8 race! Pies! Cars on fire!!
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  • LA Times - Black-ish

    The cast of the hit TV series.
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  • Wedgwood

    The stills campaign which explores the art of entertaining.
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  • The New York Times - Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy

    Following 4 midwives as they navigate the changing world of Covid-19. 
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  • GQ Magazine - Allen Iverson

    Maggie's latest editorial shoot.
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  • The New York Times - Bode

    Opening party for the luxury Menswear brand.
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  • Rolling Stone - BTS Fans

    'We're in between almost crying and screaming and shouting.'
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