Shannon Galpin

 

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and global human rights activist, Colorado resident, Shannon Galpin, uses street art to inspire activism. Shannon created the groundbreaking Streets of Afghanistan pop up life-size photography installation and brought it to public spaces of Afghanistan in 2012. She is the co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Endangered Activism which launched the #WhatWeLose streetart series around wildlife conservation in Paris, Oxford, and Denver’s CRUSH in 2018. Shannon’s work in Afghanistan was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and she has been awarded an Honorary Diploma from the International Olympic Committee. Her TEDxTrastevere in Rome was about the power of art as activism.