Sally Canzoneri is a photographer, book artist, and freelance writer. Her work in digital photography grew out her interest in developing images for her artist’s books. As a result, she looked at photography as tool for creating graphic images beyond those that are traditionally considered “photographs.” Her recent work, in particular, has a more pictorial than photographic look to it.
Sally’s artist’s books and photographs have been shown in numerous juried exhibitions, and her articles for adults and children have been published in a variety of magazines. Two of her picture books were published as e books.
She has taught creative writing, book arts, Japanese paper arts, and photography to children at various summer and after-school programs, as well as teaching book and paper arts classes for adults.
Because of her interest how book arts can encourage literacy, Sally developed innovative projects that use book making to develop children’s writing. Her work in this area was recognized when she was asked to become a member of the Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC . In 2012, the DC Commission on Arts & Humanities selected her to receive a grant for a teaching artist residency.
Sally has studied with a number of outstanding artists in the book arts field, including Paul Johnson, Keith Smith, Scott McCartney, Diane Maurer, Hedi Kyle, and Karen Hanmer. In addition, she has participated in three professional development seminars on arts integrated education sponsored by the Education Department of the Kennedy Center
In some “former lives” Sally was a city planner and a litigating attorney. She received a B.A. from Bennington College (1971) , and a M.U.P. (1976) and J.D. (1979) from the University of Illinois. Sally Canzoneri lives in Washington, DC with her husband Matt, daughter Emily, and Bisky, who is generally considered to be the cutest three-legged dog in the Western Hemisphere.