Schmoo Theune is a photographer and writer born in the USA. She began a career in medicine and biotechnology before discovering her purpose of documenting human stories through photography. Over the years she has committed her free time to becoming a community storyteller, partnering with local and national non-profit organisations and supporting their missions of cultural preservation and education.
Since 2004, various galleries, websites, and publications such as The San Francisco Chronicle, Lightroom Magazine, and Roads & Kingdoms have featured her work. In January 2016 she dedicated herself to pursuing documentary work full-time and now lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is cofounder of Caryzma Media.