Shannon Castleman recieved her MFA in Photography, San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA in Photography, New York University. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She works in both photography and video. She is a member of the Migrant Ecologies project an umbrella for arts and ecology initiatives in Southeast Asia (www.migrantecologies.org). From 2006 2013 she served as an Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2013 she was also Visiting Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies at San Francisco Art Institute. Before joining Nanyang Technological University she taught photography at Dar Al Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She received the Murphy & Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship in 2003 and was the recipient of the Gary B. Fritz Imagemaker Award for Excellence from the Society of Photographic Education in 2012. Her work has been included in a number of exhibitions in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia such as the Singapore Art Museum; the Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore; the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland; the Yokohama Museum of Art; and the Contemporary Art Museum of Kumamoto in Japan.