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.

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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: A24 , A+E, Billboard, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appétit, Domino, Fast Company, Fortune, Gucci, GQ, M. Gemi, Man Repeller, Need Supply, New York Magazine, New Yorker, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Opening Ceremony, People, Pitchfork, Popular Mechanics, Refinery29, Sight Unseen, Sonos, T Magazine, Teen Vogue, Vice, W, Wallpaper, Wired, WSJ Magazine and Zeit Magazine.

www.maggieshannon.net

  • Next Insurance

    Next Insurance sent Maggie on a week-long shoot profiling small businesses across the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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  • Men's Health - Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Maggie photographed Belgian actor, filmmaker, fight choreographer and retired martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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  • The New York Times - California Proms

    Visiting towns across California from Fowler to Petaluma, Maggie documented Proms for The New York Times.
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  • Wedgwood

    Maggie photographed the stills campaign 'Welcome to Wedgwood' which explores the art of entertaining.
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  • The New York Times - Midwives

    Since the start of the pandemic, Maggie has been following 4 midwives as they navigate the changing world of Covid-19. 
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  • Harper's Bazaar - Muna x Gucci

    Pop band Muna photographed for Harper's Bazaar in collaboration with Gucci. 
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  • Rose Queen

    A personal project following the Rose Queen of Pasadena and her Royal Court. 
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  • The New York Times - Jackie Aina

    American beauty YouTuber Jackie Aina photographed for The New York Times. 
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