Shannon May Powell’s photographic work explores intimacy and sexuality through a gender sensitive lens that aims to challenge and abstract concepts of the body. Having graduated with honours at RMIT University in Melbourne, with a major in creative writing and minor in philosophy, her visual art is an aesthetic expression of prose and philosophy.
Shannon has exhibited in both solo and group shows nationally and internationally, such as Berlin Feminist film week (DE), New York Art Book Fair (US), The Honeymoon Sweet (AUS), The Centre for Contemporary Photography (AUS), and Collingwood Arts Precinct (AUS). She has been widely published by national and international publications such as INDIE magazine, Ain’t Bad Contemporary Photographic Journal, Whitelies magazine and i-D magazine where she contributes regular articles and photographic material.
In 2015, she published her first book after completing a residency at Torna Gallery and Bookshop in Istanbul, and recently returned to the Varda artist residency where she will be working on new content for a textile and photographic exhibition in 2019. She also hopes to take time to explore meditative rituals, record her dreams and begin to experiment with moving image.