Shannon Benine is an internationally exhibited interdisciplinary artist working within the mediums of photography, video and instillation. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and she currently teaches photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In one image, a drunken, disheveled man dips a jug into a bucket of home-brewed beer that sits next to his chair in a squalid living room. In another -- a close-up -- a woman eats a slice of pizza. She's obese, covered in tattoos, and wearing a weird assortment of shabby clothes; the pizza oozes from