Shannon Ayres is a photographer and teacher based in the Washington, D.C. region. He works in the lyrical documentary of Eugene Atget and Walker Evans.
His landscape work explores the dichotomy between the historical and contemporary meanings of place. He is currently working on two projects - a year-long landscape series about the Bull Run battlefield in 2009 and a longer, multi-year documentary about Civil War memorials in the United States.
He was raised in South Florida. He teaches photography at The Academy of Art University and Maine Media Workshops. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Amy, and daughters Caroline and Emma. His website is www.sdayres.com