Brie Castell was the owner and chief curator of Castell Photography Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, one of the south's finest galleries specializing in contemporary photo-based media. Castell worked with both established and emerging artists from around the globe for exhibition and representation, and brought to Asheville leading authorities in the field of photography from around the US for educational programming. Castell taught photography courses at East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, Brevard College, and Virginia Intermont College. She has been a reviewer at numerous Society for Photographic Education (SPE) national and regional conferences, ACP, SlowExposures Photography Festival, PhotoNOLA, and Critical Mass (PhotoLucida). Castell has been a working photo-based artist for over 18 years, has exhibited extensively around the US, and is in numerous public and private collections. She was a featured artist in the Fall 2009 issue of Eyemazing Magazine, an award-winning Amsterdam-based photography publication, as well as in the book Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography published in 2013. Castell received her MFA from East Carolina University in 2006, and currently resides in Merida, Mexico.