BASED IN LOS ANGELES, CA
Megan's focuses on photography around storytelling using
Portrait | Documentary | Still Life | Urban Lifestyle
Megan holds a BA in Sociology, a BA & MA in Mexican-American Studies, a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies, and MFA in Photography (2021).
Megan has been an active member of Mujeres de Maiz (Women of the Corn) and has co-curated their annual Live Art Show & Exhibition.
Megan is also a mentor with Las Fotos Project.
The camera is more than just a device that captures moments, it is also a way to preserve and document moments within communities. Using a form of storytelling within photography provides a view that allows others to understand how cultures and communities are connected within our society. I became interested in photography as a way of capturing candid moments of people within their natural environment.
My choice of subjects comes from my interest in social media, culture, and community, and how these aspects have become a form of expression within photography, which is the subject matter for my ongoing projects that focus on identity and social expression.
Recently, I have focused on documentary portraits that capture communities based around the American subculture of bearded social clubs, that used social media platforms as a form of expression but also as a form to document and digitally archive the clubs' culture and community.
- Megan Pennings