H. Jennings Sheffield is a contemporary artist working in lens based media, digital video and sound. At the age of 9, she received her first Polaroid camera from her grandmother. It was then, she knew she wanted to be a photographer. By age 11, she was introduced to an old 35mm Pentax and the darkroom, and began her career spending many hours behind the lens and elbow deep in photo chemicals. Educated in Richmond, Atlanta, and San Antonio, Sheffield joined the faculty at Baylor University in 2011. Her latest work and research investigates the idea of collective imagery through appropriation.