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Biography

Shannon De Celle was born in Troy, New York. She is a freelance photographer for a variety of publications, organizations, marketing agencies and individuals. Based in Albany, Shannon is the upstate photographer for The New York Post.

Ms DeCelle completed a B.A. in Social Science from Purchase College and M.S. in Art Education from the College of Saint Rose. Shannon was as a staff photographer at the Berkshire Eagle and taught high school visual arts for three years at Maple Hill High School In Schodack New York.

As a child, Ms DeCelle was drawn to anthropology and the ancient arts. “I wanted to be Jane Goodall” says Shannon. Before becoming a photojournalist, she worked briefly as a primate behaviorist for the National Institute of Health. Shannon recorded the interactions of free range rhesus macaques and honed her skills as a compassionate observer.
Shannon thrives on adventure and advocacy. She recently traveled with The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First where she documented Quinoa farming and examined the cultural challenges of this specialized crop reaching the global market place.
Shannon acknowledges the manipulative power of the image and strives to frame her reality with truth and spark the viewer to act.
Shannon lives in Averill Park, New York, where you’ll find her in the woods with her husband and dog Jack.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Fashion, Nature, Sports, Underwater, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Video Production, Video Editing, Video Effects, Backpack Journalism, Illustration, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography