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About Shanyn ...

Shanyn Fiske is a fashion / editorial / portrait photographer based in Philadelphia and New York City.  Born in Beijing and educated in the US and UK, Shanyn produces narrative-rich and idea-driven images that derive from both her passion for photography and her lifelong study of literature and the arts.

Shanyn received her BA in Comparative Literature and Classics from Brown University and her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.  She studied Classics and Victorian literature at Oxford University and Cambridge University, where she developed her love of Pre-Raphaelite art and 19th-century photography.  In addition to her photography practice, she is a professor of English at Rutgers University and the director of the graduate program in Literature and Media Studies.  

Shanyn has photographed for designers like Granate Couture, Citrine Grey, and Victoria Wright Designs.  Her work has been published in numerous magazines and featured on the NASDAQ billboard in Times Square.  She was named one of the top 9 women photographers of 2020 by the Phoblographer.  Her portrait & fine art work is represented by Ivystone Studio in Downingtown, PA.

Shanyn believes deeply in the power of photography to create meaningful change.  She is an advocate for social justice and diversity in the arts.

Find out more about Shanyn in this recent interview with The Phoblographer: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2020/07/29/shanyn-fiske-why-the-fashion-industry-should-heed-peter-lindbergh/?fbclid=IwAR3SeEtXu4PC8IljUbpnhZxTbkJDpxaPnbPLlwX7lGDme9XkTY-V65aIMWA

Read Shanyn's writing on photography in this article for TYG Magazine: Article- Shanyn Fiske — This Year's Girl (tygmag.com)