Mark Schoon is an artist and educator living in Atlanta, GA.  He grew up in the central plains of Illinois and has lived in China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Texas, and New York.  He holds a BA in television production form Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an MFA in Photography from Ohio University. His work has been exhibited national and internationally.  His photographs are included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at The University of West Georgia.