About Annie Wright
I’m an English travel photographer based in Amsterdam and working in North Africa, Ireland, Scotland and the Middle East, etc. Annie Wright Photography takes me to many great monuments, but I also seek out extraordinary things that are usually overlooked but are at the very heart of a place. Examples include the precarious Egyptian roof structure featured here on the Built Environment 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.
I have exhibited widely. Examples include the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Berlin International Film Festival, the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven). In November 2017, I will be having a solo exhibition at the Northlight Studio in Stromness (Orkney). I’m also currently participating in ‘Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity’ at the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool) an exhibition that will travel to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in December 2017. In addition, my work is part of the collections of the Arts Council, the Dutch Ministry of Culture, the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage and Channel 4.
In December 2016, my photos of Palmyra were added to the archive of the Musée d’Archéologie nationale in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France), where they will be used as source material for the ancient city’s restoration following its destruction by ISIS.
To contact me, please send an email.