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Preston Gannaway

Sonoma County, CA

Preston Gannaway is a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and artist. Her work centers around intimate narratives about families and marginalized groups while examining the relationships between individual, community and landscape. Gannaway is best known for her long-form projects like Remember Me, which was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. The project is now in its 17th year with a book to be released in 2023. In 2014, Gannaway published her first book, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, about the changing character of a seaside neighborhood in Virginia. Her photographs and artist books are held in private and public collections including the Chrysler Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Duke University and Stanford University. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in venues around the world including the Everson Museum of Art, Griffin Museum of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and San Francisco International Airport Museum. Gannaway was a Light Work Artist in Residence in 2018 and a Pollner Distinguished Professor at the University of Montana in 2019. In addition to long form projects, she does editorial commissions for publications such as The New Yorker, WIRED, and Mother Jones. She serves on the Board of Directors for Women Photograph. Born and raised in North Carolina, she lives in a cabin in Sonoma County, California with her partner Nicole Fruge and their calico cat Kiki.

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