Emily Shur was born in New York City, at New York Hospital, to an auditorium full of nursing students. She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a major in Photography and graduated in 1998 with academic honors along with the Artist Award for Creative Excellence. Emily’s work has been featured on numerous websites including Tiny Vices and 20×200 and has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In 2008, she was honored to have an image in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. In 2009 and 2010, Emily was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe, and in 2010 her work was also included in Humble Art’s 31 Women in Art Photography exhibition. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their dog, The Baroness, in a 106 year-old house in Echo Park.