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

  • Wedgwood

    The stills campaign which explores the art of entertaining.
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  • The New York Times - Snoop Dogg

    “Companies that get down with me know how I get down."
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  • Harper's Bazaar - Muna x Gucci

    Pop band photographed in collaboration with Gucci. 
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  • The New York Times - California Proms

    Documenting Proms in towns across California from Fowler to Petaluma.
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  • Next Insurance

    A week-long shoot profiling small businesses across the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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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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  • The New York Times - Jackie Aina

    With 3.2 million YouTube subscribers she advocates for those with skin tones like her own.
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  • Courier - In-N-Out

    An editorial story based on America's regional fast food chain!
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