Canning, a fine art photographer began her photographic journey in the traditional darkroom. She is inspired by pictorial photographers who embraced an expressive interpretation of the subject matter. She is drawn to work that is ephemeral and contains a strong emotional context.
Much of Canning’s work interrogates the unnatural ways humanity relates to the natural world. This includes replicated and recreated environments that are artificial representations of the real world. Her image sources include dioramas and exhibits from museums, zoos and aquariums.
Canning’s work has been exhibited nationally and is held in a number of private collections. She has received numerous awards including publication in multiple issues of B & W Magazine; Best of Show, Morpho Gallery 8th Annual Photography exhibit and the Santa Fe Photography Workshop.
Canning has been represented by Perspective Gallery and Gallery 14. She was a founding member of Les Femmes Photales and UNTITLED.