Lara Shipley is from rural Missouri and currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an artist who primarily makes work about people and their relationships with the out-of-the-way places they call home. Her work has recently been exhibited at Project Basho in Philadelphia, The Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, and the University of Arizona Art Museum in Tucson. Lara has credits at newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad, such as The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Mother Jones Magazine, Costa Rica’s national paper La Nacion, GOOD Magazine, Gatopardo Magazine, The Miami Herald and Fraction Magazine. Before moving to Arizona she was a photography producer for National Geographic and a freelance photographer in Washington D.C. She received a Bachelors degree in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri in 2004. She is currently a Masters of Fine Art candidate studying photography at the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.