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B  I O   &  A  W  A  R  D  S

A native Atlantan, Shari has been creating art and photographing the world around her since childhood. On her 7th birthday, a Kodak 126 Instamatic was given to her so she would stop commandeering her mom’s Canon Rangefinder (which later became hers anyways).

However, it was while studying as an Illustration major at the Atlanta College of Art when she was offered a freelance photographic opportunity for Nations Bank during the 1996 Olympic Games that convinced her she would be much happier behind a camera lens than sitting at a drawing table. 

She enjoys expressing herself in several mediums from Polaroid transfers and infrared black and white to the very basic Pinhole photography. She was so intrigued with the latter form that she traveled to Greece in 1998 to study with Eric Renner, considered by some as the father of modern Pinhole photography. 

For 20 years, she documented families & people – from weddings & babies to corporate & charity events – and won recognition in the special events industry with awards for best event photography six times in Atlanta. From that endeavor, she has mentored photographers nationwide and speaks publicly about her marketing and networking experience. 

1999 BFA Fine Art Photography Atlanta College of Art 

1991 Juried Student Show, Georgia State University 
1997 “Silver Light” Show, ACA Gallery Atlanta, GA 
1998 Annual Art Show, Art School of the Agean Samos, Greece 
1998 Sanctuary Series – Pinhole 4x5 
1998 Relics Series – Pinhole 4x5 
1998 “Architectural JIHAD: Aesthetic Holy Wars” Show Berlin, Germany 
1999 Juried Student Show with “Directions” Series, ACA Atlanta, GA 

2012 Jane Jackson Selects, juried show
Atlanta Photography Group Gallery

2013 The Shack Series
Annual Portfolio Show
Atlanta Photography Group Gallery 

Atlanta Allie Award for Best Event Photography
2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, & 2013

2005 Most Dedicated Professional of the Year
Perfect Wedding Guide 

200 Peachtree
The 755 Club  - Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta History Center
The Atlantan Magazine
Discount Tire
Ferrari Maserati Atlanta
ILEA - International Live Events Association
Jezebel Magazine
Mogul PR
NACE - National Association for Catering & Events
Nations Bank
Oberthur for Cingular
The Perfect Wedding Guide

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