Picturing Pigs Team
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Picturing Pigs is made possible with a 2023 Creativity grant from the Culture and Animals Foundation, an organization dedicated to widening the public’s concern for our fellow animals through creativity and research. They can be followed on:
Jane M. Casteline
Jane explores the nuances and unique qualities of the natural, human, and built environment through photography. Her work has been featured in juried and non-juried exhibitions since 2014. Her current project, "Mushrooms in Raleigh" documents the multitude of fungi species located in and around Raleigh, NC, also seeking to capture the beauty that flourishes from the naturally decaying environment. She is currently developing a documentary photography series on the journey of homeless Turkish dogs from abandonment to rescue to adoption. Ms. Casteline is a research administrator at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.
Shannon Johnstone’s photographic work deals with themes that reclaim what has been discarded and make visible that which is hidden. Her project, "Landfill Dogs", has been featured nationally and internationally, and was most notably on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (2013), and CNN.com (2014). Her recent project “Stardust and Ashes” was a Critical Mass Finalist (2017), and her newest work, “Roadside Zoo” won an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards (2021). Johnstone is a tenured professor at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She is also a PhD candidate in Human-Animal Studies at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Hannah Schneider graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Graphic Design (2022). She graduated Magna Cum Laude with several Art Department honors including Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Outstanding Achievement in Photography. She was named as an Artist-in-Residence in photography at Meredith College in Fall 2022 where she completed a body of work on experimental, non-toxic photography techniques that explore vision loss. This work received recognition from the LensCulture Art of Photography (Editor’s Pick 2022), and was named Best in Show for The Colton Review 2023. Schneider will begin an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University in Fall 2023.