Street Life

Melissa O'Shaughnessy

July 14, 2023 Mark Davidson and John St Season 1 Episode 32
Street Life
Melissa O'Shaughnessy
Show Notes

Melissa O’Shaughnessy was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she studied journalism and art history. She took up photography after working as a book editor. She now lives and works in New York City. 

Melissa’s work is full of colour, texture, movement. Her images capture a sense of calmness from the chaos that surrounds her on the streets.

Her work is included in Bystander: A History of Street Photography, and most recently Reclaim the Street: Street Photography Moment, and has been featured in an extensive number of local and international exhibitions. 

In 2020, she published her first monograph, Perfect Strangers: New York City Street Photographs.  

She is a member of UP Photographers, a non-profit collective of 26 photographers from around the global 

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