Anna is a Manchester-based photographer and workshop facilitator for community projects. She studied photography at Nottingham Trent University and gained her Masters 2010. Her work has been widely exhibited, including in Tate Britain, and has also featured in the Telegraph and the Big Issue.
Anna has a passion for documenting the 'everyday' being drawn to subjects that personal to her and within her community. Her photographic project in 2010 looked at the lives and stories of elderly LGBT, whilst her scholarship in Bolton drew on the work of Humphrey Spender to capture the 'everyday' of a northern city and its inhabitants. More recently, Anna has collaborated on two Arts Council-funded projects working with refugees and asylum seekers in Great Manchester.
What is a life? It’s the time we spend between birth and death. The evidence of a life is what we leave behind. By looking at this evidence we have a deeper insight and understanding of the way that person lived, their mindset, their passions and what was most precious to them. This project is dedicated to Zora, my neighbour who died last year. I have kept and photographed her belongings as a lasting memory of her and have endeavoured to share my experience of knowing someone who was a hoarder, recording the items that she collected and treasured throughout her life.