Maggie Knaus is an award-winning photographer and artist originally from Washington, D.C. Her favourite photo subjects are her children and travels around the globe. She enjoys using many non-traditional photographic processes in her work. Knaus taught photography at the Ottawa School of Art. As a commercial photographer, she has worked for Ottawa Magazine and various stock agencies. Her commissions have included work for the White House Historical Association, ranging from shots of President Bush's dog, Barney, to portraits of White House staff including the pastry chef and gardener for the book, The White House, An Illustrated History. She previously taught at the Smithsonian Institute and at the Field School in Washington DC. She also had a studio in Old Town Alexandria at the renowned Torpedo Factory. Knaus's artwork has been featured in galleries across the United States and Canada.
Most recently, Maggie has published her first children's book, Eleanor's Moon, which she both wrote and illustrated. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.