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Shannon has been a professional photographer for 18 years. He earned his MFA in fine art photography in 2007. He has photographed for many publications in the Washington, D.C. area.

Shannon is also a popular photography instructor. For eight years, he taught full-time for The Academy of Art University. He has also taught for the Smithsonian Resident Associates and several week-long classes for Maine Media Workshops. He brings to his work an authoritative sense of space, form, texture and light.

Shannon lives in Reston, Virginia with his wife, two daughters, and a mischievous Labrador retriever named Murphy. He is originally from Miami, Florida.