Field Guide to the Valley explores the contradictions that come with living in a large modern metropolitan area by documenting the species of plant life that are found in particular locales around the Valley. We are in the west, in the middle of Arizona and in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, yet so much of the evidence around the place I live and work runs counter to what I have come to expect from these places. The Field guide is one way of visualizing that.

David Shannon-Lier

About David Shannon-Lier

David Shannon-Lier is a Photographer from Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of fine Arts and is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts as Arizona State University. He currently lives in Mesa, Arizona with his Wife, Alison; their son, Emmett; and their dog, Olive.