Photographer Shannon Eckstein has photographed and travelled through 25 countries and five continents since 1995 when her professional career began. Her images have been featured in national and international publications including The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail, Real Weddings Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine, and Reform Magazine and has a growing portfolio of advertising campaigns including her recent work in the launch of a new national children's clothing company.
In 2001, the M.I.L.K. Collection awarded Shannon's work, when M.I.L.K choose two of her images [out of 40,000 entries] for publication and to headline an international photography exhibition at Grand Central Station in New York City. In 2004 her portrait of a 103 year old Canadian woman was nominated for the prestigious Spider Awards. In 2006 The International Women's Development Agency selected two of Shannon's images of volunteer nurses in their annual photography competition and in 2009 the IPA International Photography Awards recognized Shannon's unique images of an urban dance school - The London School of Dance.
Shannon's commitment to international issues and her desire to support progressive non-governmental organization's (NGOs) led her to travel to India in 2005 to document the work of Operation Rainbow Canada. In 2007 Popular Photography Magazine featured those images in a double page story. Shannon's latest project was in Bangladesh where she travelled to the most remote regions of the country to document the work of Friendship a Bangladesh based NGO dedicated to health education and sustainability.
In addition to her corporate, editorial and charity projects, Shannon is the owner of Silvershadow Photographic Images, a successful Toronto-based studio specializing in contemporary portraiture of newborns, children and families.