About Annie Wright
I’m an English travel photographer based in Amsterdam and working in North Africa, Ireland, Scotland and the Middle East, etc. I love deserts, bad weather, history, nature, melancholy, glamour, humour, beauty and the sea. Annie Wright Photography takes me to many great monuments, but I also seek out extraordinary things that are usually overlooked but are at the heart of a place. Examples include the precarious Egyptian roof structure featured here on the Architecture page. I call this “alternative travel photography” and you will find many of these photos on my website.
My tools range from high-end – a Fuji X-T2, a vintage Leica and a Lumix with a Leica lens – to an iPhone and Hipstamatic. I select the camera that will convey the image most eloquently in a style that can be anything from classically photographic to snapshot.
When I’m not photographing, I keep my eye in by looking for hidden treasures on markets and auctions, and by seeking fossils and prehistoric implements on Irish beaches.
My work is included in the collections of the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Dutch Ministry of Culture and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage. I studied at Winchester School of Art, Byam Shaw School of Art and the Jan van Eyck Academie, a post-graduate institute in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
To contact me, please send an email.
In December 2016, my photos of Palmyra were included in the archive of the Musée d’Archéologie in France, where they will be used as source material for the ancient city’s restoration.
My work has also been selected by the Walker Art Gallery of Liverpool for the exhibition Coming Out, which be held from 28 July to 5 November 2017. The show will then tour to the Birmingham Museums Trust between November 2017 and March 2018.
In addition, I will be having a solo exhibition at the Northlight Studio in Stromness (Orkney) that will take place in November 2017.