Shannon O’Neill Creighton is a visual artist working as a high school photography teacher and freelance visual artist in West Sonoma County. Her interest in the photographic arts began at age ten with her exposure to black and white 35mm photography, rolling her own film, and developing images in the glow of the red light. Shannon received her MFA from California Institute of Integral Studies in April 2018 in Creative Inquiry, with a focus on 4×5 photography and text & image. Shannon’s practice primarily uses analog cameras and 19th century printing practices, including cyanotype, tricolor gum printing, and photograms, She is particularly interested in the way photography continues to reinvent and expand itself as a medium, combining old processes with new technologies. As an arts educator, Shannon is consistently inspired and changed by the work of her students, who bravely ask critical questions, seeking to understand them through their images.

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