DonnaPinckley, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Louisiana Tech University in 1984 and a Master of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. She has received Visual Artist Fellowships from the Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA and the Arkansas Arts Council. Her work has been exhibited nationally in over one hundred fifty solo and juried shows and is also included in several public collections, such as the University of Vera Cruz at Xalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, the Photographic Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Alexandria Museum of Art. She has been published in PhotographyQuartly, Photo Review Magazine, and Preservation Magazine as well as the online photography publications, www.lensculture.com and www.oneonethousand.org. She is currently Associate Professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.