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Daryl-Ann Saunders grew up in Long Island, NY and Miami Beach, Fl. She received a teaching degree in Special Education and, upon graduation, started to explore photography as a means of artistic expression. When her photography of live music performance was published in a music magazine, she started to photograph at live performances in venues throughout New York City. Hooked on photography as a career direction, Saunders subsequently studied photography at The School of Visual Arts, received a partial scholarship to The International Center of Photography and worked with studio and location photographers as an assistant and photo studio manager. In addition, she was photo editor and head photographer for an alternative music publication for which she coordinated all photo shoots. Saunders established her independent photo studio in Manhattan to work in editorial (Forbes, Business Week, Spin, Investment Age, etc.) and corporate markets (Showtime Corporation, New York Life Insurance Company, Microsoft, etc.). Her photographs have been published in magazines and corporate materials worldwide.

Also maintaining an interest in fine art photography, Saunders works on several portfolios of imagery and curates  exhibitions. She co-curated and organized Night Moves, an exhibition presented in two adjacent Dumbo, Brooklyn galleries of night photography with special events, workshops and an Artist Talk during the exhibit run. In 2010, Ms. Saunders created Urbanity, an 8-week exhibition of varied media that brought together the urban artwork of Bushwick, Brooklyn artists in an exhibit running concurrently with an exhibit of senior citizen artwork at the Diana H. Jones Center. Planned to coincide with the Center's 41st anniversary celebration and the local art festival, Bushwick Open Studios, it included music and projection events and culminated in a bilingual Artist Talk.

Daryl-Ann's current fine-art photography explores a number of themes: Beyond The Platform (color night subway imagery), Solitary Life (Polaroid transfer landscapes) and Body Life (nudes). She uses traditional, digital and alternative photo processes including pinhole camera, Polaroid transfer, toning and hand coloring to express her imagery. Several new series in progress explore architecture, night photography, American rituals, childhood,  pollution and voyeurism.

Her fine art work has been recognized by the Salmagundi Club of NY with a Certificate of Merit award and was featured in a Polaroid Corporation advertising campaign that garnered a Kelly Award for Creative Excellence in Magazine Advertising. An article highlighting her night subway series, Beyond The Platform, has been published in Double Exposure, the online publication of Photoworkshop.com and printed in Digital Imaging Magazine. Recently, she was selected by the Brooklyn Arts Council to participate in Space for Art, a newly launched six-month artist residency program. Exhibited nationally, her fine art work is in the corporate collection of Pfizer, Inc., GE Corporation as well as in other collections, corporate and private.