Shannon Black has been a photographer for over 30 years. Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, Shannon moved to Burleigh Heads, Australia at the age of 15, where she discovered her passion for making images with light in the darkroom at her high school. She got her degree in Visual Arts from Queensland College of Art, Australia under the tutelage of Fine Art Photographers and QCA professors Jay Younger and Marian Drew.
After graduation, Shannon moved to Melbourne, Australia where she continued to make work and exhibit in group shows and galleries. In 2016, she relocated to Los Angeles where she discovered a love of filmmaking and began to shoot experimental films, as well as working as a cinematography on countless shorts, music videos and two feature films.
Her work now often combines the two mediums as she explores the symbiotic between the still and moving image.
SELECTED AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Co-lab Gallery Los Angeles – Group Show
Gothic Art Now (Hardcover) by Jasmine Becket
Digital Photography and Design magazine
Nasty II Exhibition – Brunswick street gallery Melbourne
Nasty Exhibition – The Church Melbourne
The Third Alternative Magazine
(not only) Black+White magazine: Winner – ‘Louder Than Words’ National photography competition
International Digital Art Awards (selected artist)
Ritual and Reflex – group show – Smith and Stonely Gallery
Shot group show – Grunt Gallery
Inception – group Exhibition, Virtual Locations – group exhibition – QUT Gallery