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The Artist is a native Washingtonian and lifelong lover of photographs because of the stories they tell. As an avid traveler, she layers a professional interest in the sociological well-being of her human subjects with their visually expressive testimonies of life and experience. Her subjects reflect twenty-four years of travel in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Central America.

Her images have been featured with the PROMISE program of UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland; the University of Maryland where she was a featured Women's History Month Artist, and she is an on-site portrait photographer for families throughout the Maryland-D.C. area.

Shawnisha currently lives in Hyattsville, Maryland

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