About Photo Consultant Monashee
Monashee is a photo consultant with over 20 years of experience in the commercial photography industry.
She works with photographers to help define their niche by curating their online and print portfolios and creating captivating print and digital promos and other marketing strategies.
Monashee started a roster to address the disproportionate number of cis white male photographers, creatives and agencies that continue to dominate the commercial photography industry. The roster has grown to include four talented female commercial photographers. She recognizes that this brushes the surface of the systemic imbalance in the industry There is still more work to be done to elevate BIWOC photographers as well as Trans and Non-Binary photographers who are largely missing from the commercial photography landscape. There are so many talented photographers, that simply aren’t getting seen on the commercial level either due to access or exposure to resources. As a result their voices are missing.
Monashee’s first job in the industry was as a photo researcher for a top stock agency (that no longer exists.) She spent hours culling through film for advertising clients to find the perfect fit for their projects. Through the years she has had her hand in production, estimating, business management and marketing. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Although her focus was on photography, she ventured into performance and critical studies and realized that her perspective and critical eye were where her strength and interest lay. When she discovered could help photographers with this in the real world, she knew she had found her perfect career match.
Monashee is invested in the success of her artists and continues to align her vision with theirs. The artists she has partnered with are creative, driven and intensely passionate about what they do and why they do it. She believes in their unique vision and is dedicated to helping them reach their ideal clients.