Ansley West is a fine art photographer from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BFA in photography from the University of Georgia. Her art interprets narratives both real and speculative through her compositions, often using herself to recontextualize those stories. Westâ€™s artwork is in many private collections including Georgiaâ€™s Museum of Contemporary Art. She taught photography at the Lamar Dodd Art School in Cortona, Italy in fall of 2006. West has worked on many international projects. She shot stills for the film, â€œWhen Clouds Clear,â€ which is an anit-mining documentary about the cloud forest in Ecuador. She has had three solo shows and has been in many group shows. Westâ€™s work is in two publications: â€œSlow Exposuresâ€ and â€œThe International Library of Photography Book.â€ West Has received two grants from The Museum of Contemporary Art, GA. She is currently shooting for a book and short film in Jinja, Uganda.