Donna Pinckley, a native Alexandria, Louisiana, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Louisiana Tech University in 1984 and a Master of fine Arts in photography from University of Texas at Austin in 1990. She received Visual Artist Fellowships from the Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEZ and the Arkansas Arts Council. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 150 solo/juried shows and also included in several public collections, such as the University of Vera Cruz at Xalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, the Photographic Collection at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Alexandria Museum of Art and McNeese state University. She has been published in GEO Germany, Photo Review Magazine, Photography Quarterly and the online photography, www.lensculture.com and www.oneonethousand.org. She is currently Associate Professor at the University of Central Arkanasas in Conway, Arkansas.