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 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.