Shannon May Powell is an Australian writer and photographer. 

Her work explores intimacy, with particular interest in psychogeography, the meaningful interaction between people and place.

She has exhibited work in Australia, Europe and the US and has been commissioned by national and international publications such as Vogue, i-D Magazine, Ain’t Bad Contemporary Photographic Journal and Whitelies Magazine, where she contributes regular columns and photographic content.




instagram: @shannonmaypowell



Vogue Magazine, Indie MagazineIf You Leave, i-D Magazine, i-D Magazine GermanyVice Magazine, Sleek Magazine, Ain't Bad Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Archer Magazine, Acclaim MagazineThe Ladies Network, Ladies of Leisure ZineLes OthersCabin Porn, Suitcase Magazine, Whitelies MagazineThe Adventure Handbook, Curated by GirlsAccidental DischargeDumbo FeatherSUKU, Sister Studios.



2018 Returning Artist in Residence VARDA Art Residency, San Francisco, United States.

2018 Photography for Bloom Publishing at the New York Art Book Fair, New York, United States. .

2018 Group exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia.

2018 Exhibition at the Collingwood Arts Precinct, Melbourne, Australia.

2017 Group exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia.

2017 Artist in residence at VARDA Art Residency, San Francisco, United States.

2017 Solo Exhibition 'Only Here, Only Now' at The Honeymoon Suit, Melbourne, Australia.

2016 Group exhibition by Curated by Girls at Berlin Feminist Film Week.

2016  Artist in residence at Torna gallery and project space, Istanbul. See online project here.

2016  Writing in collaboration with Clara Bradley's exhibition BLUSHINGS at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. 

2016  Photographic prints at the Independant Photography Festival, Melbourne, Australia.

2016  The Anthropomorphism of Objects is a Form of Play included in to the I.P.F Book fair, Melbourne, Australia.



2011   BA Creative Writing major, Philosophy minor, RMIT University, Australia. 



2017  Editorial feature for Indie Magazine

2017  Feature on What is Beauty for i-D Magazine Germany

2017 Travel Story on for Whitelies Magazine

2017 Interview with i-D magazine AU/NZ

2017 A Booklist of Great Female Writers for The Ladies Network

2017 Feature for Ain't Bad Magazine

2017 Photography and Interview on BE.collective for i-D magazine

2017 Article on Australian LGBTQI+ cinema for i-D Magazine

2017 Photography and Interview with OKENYO for i-D Magazine

2017  Photography and Interview for Ladies of leisure Zine

2016 VICE Favourite Australian Photo Books of 2016

2016 Interview & Feature for i-D Magazine

2016 Why Eroticism isn't Always Sexual for The Ladies Network

2016 Exploring the Erotic for Curated by Girls

2016  Drowning in Golden Treasure for Whitelies Magazine (print)

2016 Interview and Feature for RedMilk Magazine

2016 Romantic Geography for Pool Resources

2016  To See Your Naked Is To Recall The Earth for Sleepover Club Initiative

2016  Greece's Volcanic Islands for The Adventure Handbook

2015 A Guide to Greece for TOURISMS

2015 I Do Not Seek, I Find for Les Others (print)

2015 Valle Della Luna for Les Others (print)

2015  Light and Mirrors for Accidental Discharge (print)

2015  Laid Back  for Les Others

2015   Truly, Wholly, Deeply for Les Others (print)

2015   Between Upper and Lower Worlds for Les others (print)

2015   Lago de Atitlan for The Adventure Handbook

2015  Words Like A Warm Body In Your Bed for SUKU

2015   Sheltering Daydreams for SUKU

2014  Pilgrimage for Suitcase Magazine

2014   Cabin in Big Sur for Cabin Porn

2014   Wilson's Promontory for Les Others

2014 Blue Labyrinth for Les others

2014   Baptism for Les Others

2014   Unearthing Utopia for Dumbo Feather (print)

2014   The Illusion of Separateness for Dumbo Feather

2014   A refusal to Despair for Dumbo Feather

2013  Take a Holiday from Reality for Good Books