Wendi Schneider earned an AA in Art History from Stephens College and a BA in painting from Newcomb/Tulane. She turned to photography in the early ‘80s to create reference images for her figurative oil paintings, then began painting on her photographs to create a heightened reality. After she photographed, designed and produced the award-winning re-creation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for The Times-Picayune newspaper, she moved to New York, where she photographed nearly 100 book covers and was a major contributor to Victoria Magazine. She moved to Denver in 1994, and after several decades of photography, design and art direction for clients, she recently returned to her fine art photography roots. Gilded vellum prints from her current series, “States of Grace” have been exhibited in more than 45 venues, including the Griffin Museum of Photography, A Gallery For Fine Photography, the Center For Fine Art Photography, the SE Center For Photography, and the Berlin Foto Biennale. Her work has been featured in Silvershotz, B&W Magazine, Adore Chroma, Shutterbug, the Don’t Take Pictures blog, and has been honored by the International Photography Awards, the International Color Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, the Pollux Awards, the Monochrome Awards, the B&W Spider Awards, PX3 Prix de la Paris, and the San Diego Natural History Museum Best of Nature awards. She is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography in New Orleans.