about

my name is anna. i'm passionate about pack film and alternative death care. my work is about spaces and what we do with them. i grew up between western colorado and northern new england so i'm really good at dressing in layers and building controlled fires. 

my hobbies outside of photography include making playlists no one else listens to on spotify, reading books, and spending time outside with dogs. 

right now i live in boston. you can find me drinking iced lattes (even when it's cold outside) and dragging my friends to cemeteries.

other projects

in addition to taking pictures for myself, i am also involved in some other neat projects. 

i am a member of the four-person phor collective, a group of very talented photographers who have come together to make work and make each other better. we release a quarterly zine and also run an instagram.

cv

Group Shows

2016

The Motions of Living, Juried Show
Gallery 1469
Washington, DC
November

American University Photo Collective Spring Arts Showcase, Juried Show
Best in Show
Songbyrd
Washington, DC
March 

2015

This is Not a Selfie, Juried International Student Photography Exhibition
Gallery 42
Washington, DC
November 

Black History Month Photography Exhibition
Studio Gallery
Washington, DC
February 

2014

American University Photo Collective Portrait Exhibition, Juried Show
Honorable Mention
American University
Washington, DC
December 

Mobile You 2.0, Juried Show
Salt Institute For Documentary Studies
Portland, Maine
October 

Publications

PHOR 001, March 2017
Phor Collective, Zine 1

American University Photo Collective, March 2016
The Melodic Moment (Photo Book)

The Voice (Issue 12), September 2015
Photo story "Touch"

Awards

American University Visions Awards, 2016
Nominee, Outstanding Experimental/Installation
Death Spaces

Education

BA, American University, Washington, DC
Major: Film and Media Art, Photography Concentration
Minor: Literature. 
Graduated Fall 2016

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Summer 2014

Experience

Instructor
Instructor, Digital Photography
Talent Development Institute
Johnson, Vermont
Summer 2016

Teaching Assistant
Principles of Photography, 35mm, January 2015 - December 2016
under: 
Leena Jayaswal (graduate and undergraduate)
Terri Weifenbach
Alexandra Silverthorne
Nancy Daly
Iwan Bagus (high school)

Fine Art Photography
under Leena Jayaswal

Other
Lab Assistant, American University Photo Lab
January 2015 - December 2016