Christy McDonald is an overly proud 5th generation San Franciscan and Californian who has a deep love for her hilly city and beautiful State. She has a degree in Fine Art (Photography) from UC Berkeley and has thankfully put that degree to use her entire career — first as a graphic designer, then as a film and digital portrait photographer and more recently as a documentary, travel and fine art photographer. Her work has been exhibited some, published here and there and received a few awards. While her home and family are in the San Francisco Bay Area, Christy lives to photograph the world near and far as often as possible. Christy has a baffling (especially to her family) interest in the Middle East and has recently started learning Arabic in preperation for her next trip. Locally she she is working on an ongoing documentary project in the California Central Valley and street photography is a part of her daily life, always.