Artist Bio

 

Shannon’s inter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy emerged along­side her curios­ity for explor­ing other cul­tures. Out in the world, she found her­self cap­tur­ing the every­day details of a place. ” I have always been drawn to the real­ness in nat­ural ges­tures, expres­sions and envi­ron­ments of my sub­jects,” she said. “I think there is some­thing beau­ti­ful in that nat­ural state and place that reflects the inner psy­chol­ogy of the indi­vid­ual and there­fore offers a stronger rep­re­sen­ta­tion of them.”

In late 90’s, Shan­non took her approach to Vancouver’s Emily Carr Insti­tute of Art and Design where she was awarded schol­ar­ships for a body of work explor­ing con­tem­po­rary Cuban cul­ture. The CUBA LUMINOSA exhibit and instal­la­tion gar­nered inter­est province-wide, includ­ing a seg­ment on CBC’s, North by North West.

After receiv­ing her BFA from ECIAD, she began her career shoot­ing edi­to­r­ial pho­tog­ra­phy. Shannon’s first port­fo­lio explored peo­ple and their hob­bies by using mul­ti­ple images to cel­e­brate the indi­vid­ual through their after-work obsessions.

Today, the Van­cou­ver based Artist con­tin­ues to shoot reportage and por­traits for national and inter­na­tional pub­li­ca­tions. Shan­non also car­ries over her edi­to­r­ial aes­thetic and sto­ry­telling skills to cre­ate images for inde­pen­dent fash­ion design­ers like DACE and TANNIS HEGAN, book pub­lish­ers like D&M and Time­out Lon­don, as well as, com­mer­cial and cor­po­rate work.

 

Stu­dio Address: 215 — 1610 Pan­dora St., Van­cou­ver BC, V6L 1L6, CANADA        Cel: (604) 644.9402

Email: info@shannonmendes.com

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Client List

 

Edi­to­r­ial

The Wal­rus /Van­cou­ver Mag­a­zine / Chate­laine / Enroute/ GQ Mag­a­zine / Dazed & Con­fused Mag­a­zine (UK) / Fash­ion Mag­a­zine / Flare / Geor­gia Straight / Maclean’s / MORE Magazine/ Organic Style (US) / Out­side (US) Read­ers Digest (ASIA, NA& UK) / Report on Busi­ness (& ROSB) / West­ern liv­ing Mag­a­zine / CBC Radio 3 / Harry Mag­a­zine / Money Sense Mag­a­zine / Profit Mag­a­zine / Cana­dian Busi­ness / Mini Inter­na­tional Mag­a­zine / Enroute /

Com­mer­cial

Dou­glas & McIntyre_Greystone Books Harper Collins (US & UK) / Time Out Guides (UK) /  PURE by Ami Mckay / Tan­nis Hegan Designs / Red Flag Design / Alli­son Won­der­land / Dace Designs / Haute Note / DINA Gon­za­lez Mas­caro / Canucks / Noise Dig­i­tal / Cause + Affect Ham­bly & Wool­ley /Leo Bur­nett / Tribal DDB / Engine Dig­i­tal Dpoint / Jesse Zubot / South­hill Neigh­bour­hood house /Letterbox Design / Ren­nie Mar­ket­ing Sys­tems / G Wil­son inc / Erth Design

Non­Profit work

Com­pas­sion­ate Eye Foun­da­tion / Pacific Immi­grant Resources Soci­ety / Power To Be / Cana­dian Para­plegic Soci­ety / Van­cou­ver Writ­ers fes­ti­val / The­atre Replacement 

 

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Art CV

2011 South­Hill Mural Series. Apart of Van­cou­ver 125 (Pub­lic Art) South­hill Neigh­bour­hood House, Vancouver

2011 Inside Sto­ries, Web inter­ac­tive site, South­hill Neigh­bour­hood House, Vancouver

1999 Urban Lyrics, Havana Gallery, Vancouver

1999 Blip: Locat­ing Nature and Tech­nol­ogy, Pratt Gal­leries, NewYork;  San Fran­cisco Art Insti­tute Con­course Gallery; Cor­nish, Seattle

1998 A Cur­rent Affair, MP Mor­ris Gallery, Vancouver