Shannon Jensen is an American photographer based in East Africa. She graduated in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics and moved to Nairobi one year later to freelance in the region.
Shannon attended the 2009 Eddie Adams Workshop, where she earned an award for outstanding work. Her photographs have been published in outlets including The New York Times, Die Zeit, The Guardian, and GEO.
Shannon is currently in the Washington D.C. area to spend time with her family. She is pursuing a long term project in Charlottesville, Virginia documenting the transformation of a mobile home park into mixed income housing. She will return to Sudan and East Africa this winter.