Shannon Mendes has been apart of Vancouver's visual arts community as a photographic artist since the late 90's. Her artwork includes one of Vancouver's first ever pop-up exhibits chronicling social life in Cuba, an installation exploring transit's ability to connect people through public social spaces, and a community engagement multi-media piece for the South Hill Neighbourhood ( Inside Stories )
In addition to her fine art work, Shannon's photography has taken her around the globe shooting editorial reportage for Canadian, American and European Publications. Shannon has shot and published over 150 portrait profiles of artists, musicians, activists, actors, educators and visionaries and over 250 larger scope editorial projects.
Today, Shannon runs a landscape design firm that focuses on sustainable organic practice (Rock Soil & Seed) and has shifted her photography focus to the beauty and enjoyment of all things green, growing and edible.