Born and raised in Hong Kong, Cora Edmonds and her family moved to Seattle when she was twelve. She studied international business and began her career in commercial film production for international clients and later launched the first television campaign for Microsoft. In 1995 she decided to bring the adventurous, art-loving and philanthropic parts of herself together to create ArtXchange Gallery, dedicated to cultural exchange through art. Cora’s research of indigenous cultures and passion for photography has kept her traveling extensively throughout the world, trekking and exploring in China, Tibet, Southeast Asia, Morocco and South America, documenting many cultures through the lens of her cameras. In 2008, Cora and Phil Crean founded the Namaste Children’s Fund, an organization dedicated to supporting the education of girls in the rural areas of Nepal that Cora had visited almost a decade earlier. Part of the proceeds from Cora’s photography benefits the Namaste Children’s Fund.