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BrookeShaden_6x4Join us for an evening with fine art photographer and Lancaster native, Brooke Shaden.  Brooke will discuss the inspiration behind her exhibit, “Searching for Fairytales,” opening at Coe Gallery on November 6, 2015, and will also engage in a question and answer session with those attending the event.

About the Artist


Brooke Shaden began creating photographs after she graduated from Temple University with degrees in Filmmaking and English. She always wanted to be a storyteller, from writing poetry to writing screenplays, and found a good fit when she picked up her still camera at the start of 2009. From her first image she had a vision that was dark and morbid, which grew into a deep desire to photograph fairytales in that same style. Each image is crafted with careful planning, so that conceptualizing the images takes as much time as creating them. She shoots self-portraits as her foremost way of creating, though most images do not speak directly to pieces of her life. Instead, emotion and dreams are combined to create images that are often described as whimsical, dark and mysterious.

Brooke grew up in Lancaster, PA and now resides in a small town in Arizona where she can create in her studio (the forest) or go hiking with her husband. She splits her time between creating images, doing motivational speaking, writing, and completing charity projects. Most recently she has opened a photography school in Kolkata, India for survivors of human trafficking called The Light Space. She was named one of the top 10 Most Influential Photographers in 2014, has been exhibited at The Annenberg Space for Photography, won the Ron Howard produced Project Imagination award, and was named one of the 30 Under 30 best female photographers.

  • November 24, 2015
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm