Making This World a Happier Place

Woman smiling at the camera, gold hoop earrings can be seen under her long blonde hair.

Making This World a Happier Place

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

6:30-7:30 p.m. Arizona time, via Zoom
Free and Open to All

Through her images and a discussion about her background, Shannon Stevens (Pueblo of Laguna) will share why photography is the tool she uses to express her Native experience. She will discuss why she is inspired to capture happiness and bring that forth in those who view her photographs.

Shannon’s zeal for photography began when she was in seventh grade when her parents gave her a Canon 35mm camera.  At the University of New Mexico she took basic photography classes, but afterwards family and work took priority. About four years ago, a casual conversation with a colleague made her realize how much she missed taking pictures—it made her feel like she had woken up from a deep sleep. Now photography is her passion, bringing her joy. She especially loves bringing out the beauty in the people she photographs.

This talk is presented in conjunction with Arizona State Museum’s exhibit, Light Handlers: Indigenous Photographers in the Southwest, on display February 21 – July 20, 2024.

Event Contacts

Darlene Lizarraga