SHAN Wallace

EDUCATION 2011, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Bowie State University



Lit List 30 Photographer to Watch by Authority Collective

Awarded 2nd Place for Small Outlet Feature of “Losing Conner’s Mind” by Association of Health Care Journalists'


Voted ‘Best Solo Exhibition: Ain’t I A Woman’ by Baltimore Beat

Voted ‘Best New Artist’ by CityPaper of Baltimore


Voted ‘Best Photographer’ in Baltimore City, CityPaper of Baltimore

Nominated ‘Innovative Creative of the Year’, Baltimore

Top Ten Local Books by Citypaper  

Solo Exhibitions  


Ain’t I a Woman, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

With Love, From Cuba, Jubliee Arts Center, Baltimore, Maryland

With Love, From Baltimore, Marianao Arts Center, Marianao, Cuba


Black Seeds, Impact Hub, Baltimore, Maryland

BLVKBLUE, Red Emma’s Bookstore & Coffee Shop, Baltimore, Maryland

Selected Exhibitions


Lit List, Photoville, Brooklyn, New York

We Rise LA, We Rise Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Reflections of Baltimore, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, Maryland


Baldamor, Okay Space, Brooklyn, New York

Tell the Truth About Me, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Prince George’s County, Maryland

People4People, Gallery CA, Baltimore, Maryland

Development Without Displacement, Chesapeake Arts Center, Baltimore, Maryland

The Art of Storytelling, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, Baltimore, Maryland


2018, panel discussion - Union Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland

2018, panel discussion - East Village Community School, New York, New York

2018, visiting artist and lecturer - Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2018, visiting artist and lecturer - Stevenson University, Baltimore, Maryland

2017, visiting artist and lecturer - Trinity University, Washington, D.C

2017, visiting artist and lecturer - Platform Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2017, panel discussion - Dazzler Hotel Rooftop, Brooklyn, New York

2017, panel discussion - Eubie Blake Center, Baltimore, Maryland

2017, panel discussion - Creative Alliance, Baltimore, Maryland

2017, panel discussion - Press Press, Baltimore, Maryland

2016, visiting artist and lecturer - Baltimore Leadership School For Young Women, Baltimore, Maryland

2016, visiting artist and lecturer - Wide Angle Youth Media, Baltimore, Maryland

2016, panel discussion, Anacostia Arts Center, Washington D.C

2016, panel discussion - Nomad Yard, Washington, D.C

2016, panel discussion - Red Emma’s Bookstore & Coffee Shop, Baltimore, Maryland

2016, panel discussion - Impact Hub, Baltimore, Maryland

2016 panel discussion - Columbia Law School - New York, New York

2016 panel discussion - Wolly Mammoth Theater - Washington D.C

Residency’s & Fellowships

2018 Creative Live x Red Bull Photography Seminar, Seattle, Washington

2018 Elsewhere, Greensboro, North Carolina

2017 Imaging America

2017 Baltimore Artist Retreat, Baltimore, Maryland

2017 Baltimore Youth Arts, Baltimore, Maryland

2016 Close Up Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland


9 Charlotte arts moments hit us in 2018 – but what’s next in 2019? These ..., Charlotte Observer, 2019

Inside a North Carolina Thrift Shop Turned Edgy Living Museum, The Daily Beast, 2018

Thirty Photographers Due to be Illuminated, PDN Photo of the Day, 2018

Southern Constellations Artist Live, Work, and Create Inside Greensboro’s Elsewhere Museum, NPR, 2018

Sisters With Stories is the Instagram making Black Women more visible, Red Bull, 2018

Photographer Shan Wallace describes her ideal shoot, The Baltimore Sun, 2018

Baltimore street photographers share tips for improving your Instagram game and capturing the city, The Baltimore Sun, 2018

Winners of 2017 Health Journalism Awards, Association of Health Care Journalists, 2018

Best Solo Show: “Ain’t I A Woman,” Shan at Platform Gallery, City Paper, 2017

What City Bus Systems Can Tell Us About Race, Poverty, and Us, The Washington Post, 2017

Baltimore photographer Shannon Wallace documents black experiences in inner city America and beyond, Red Bull, 2017

This is what activism looks like, Baltimore Magazine, 2017

An Exhibit Celebrating Black Women Exclusively Arrives In A D.C. Suburb, Essence, 2017

Top Ten Baltimore Books of 2016, City Paper, 2017

These 25 Images Celebrating Black Love Will Melt Your Heart, Okayafrica, 2017

Best Photographer: Shannon Wallace, City Paper, 2016

Close Up Baltimore tells city's story one photo at a time, WBAL, 2016

Contributed Publications

Celebrating Black History Month through Instagram, Facebook, 2019

How Michelle A. Nelson's Brown + Healthy Promotes Health And Wellness For People Of Color, Forbes, 2018

Vashti Harrison on Why Representation Matters, Brooklyn Magazine, 2018

I Got a Story To Tell: Angela Yee Got the Juice, Brooklyn Magazine, 2018

The Sex Issue, The Baltimore Beat, 2018

The Views from a Transcendent Afropunk Weekend in Johannesburg, Noisey, 2018

Losing Conner’s Mind, The Atavist Magazine, 2018

My first week in Donald Trump’s America: There’s work to be done, but we gon’ be alright, Salon, 2016

YBS Skola Is Giving Baltimore Bangers and Hope Again, Noisey, 2016

The Death of Freddie Gray: One Year Later, The Afro American Newspaper, 2016