Whitney Bradshaw is an artist, curator, teacher, social worker and mother. She is currently the head of the visual art conservatory at the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts). In addition to heading the visual art department, Whitney teaches the 2-year AP Photography Major course to juniors and seniors. She received her MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2001. While in graduate school, Whitney taught at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute in addition to working at the Museum of Contemporary Photography as the assistant registrar and curatorial assistant. She received three Weisman Scholarships and in 2001 was named one of the top 10 MFA Candidates and awarded the College Art Association Regional M.F.A Exhibition at Gallery 400 in the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2003, she had a solo exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science. Her photographs can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography as well as numerous private collections and have been published in the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Whitney was formerly the assistant curator of the renowned LaSalle Bank Photography Collection and the curator of photography for the Bank of America Collection. As a curator, she developed more than 40 exhibitions, which have been loaned to museums and cultural centers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. In addition, she has published a number of books and essays on the collection's holdings and served on the editorial board of the Columbia College Press. During her 13 years as a curator, Whitney continued to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses at Columbia College Chicago. Prior to her graduate studies, Whitney attained a BA in Sociology, spearheaded, and was the first to graduate with a minor in, the Women's Studies program at Eastern Illinois University.