Monica Denevan studied photography at San Francisco State University. In 1997 she began traveling throughout Latin America and three years later visited Burma for the first time while on a long Southeast Asia trip. Enamored with the country and fascinated by the culture, Monica began photographing in Burma annually, traveling light with her medium format camera, one lens, and a few bags full of film. These images soon became an ongoing series of intimate portraits. Since then, she has photographed in China and most recently in Lao.
Denevan’s photographs have been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Scott Nichols Gallery (San Francisco), Tao Gallery (Hong Kong), and Serindia Gallery (Bangkok).
Her work had been published in LensWork, ZYZZYVA, Bangkok Airways inflight magazine, Communication Arts Photo Annual, SHOTS, Black and White Magazine, The Sun, The Photo Review, and Artvas-The Photo (Korea) among others.
Denevan's images have been on the cover of Black+White Photography (UK), The Sun magazine (US), and Les îles by Philippe Lançon (Paris: J’ai Lu). Online, she has been featured on PetaPixel, LENSCRATCH, F-Stop magazine, and Le Journal de la Photographie.
Monica Denevan is represented by Scott Nichols Gallery, Capital Culture Gallery (London), and Serindia Gallery . Her photographs are in the permanent collection of UCSF Medical Center. She lives and works in San Francisco.