About Annie Wright
I’m an English travel photographer based in Amsterdam and working in North Africa, Ireland, Scotland and the Middle East. 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 some 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 treasure 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 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.
In November 2017, I was given a solo exhibition at the Northlight Studio in Stromness (Orkney). That year I also participated in ‘Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity’ at the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool) a show that then travelled to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
From November 2018 to January 2019, I was included in Crossing Lines, an exhibition at the Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Ireland. In June 2019 I will be returning to Tiznit in Southern Morocco to work on photos for a book about this historic city. Next summer, I will be artist in residence at the Ness of Brodgar archaeological dig, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Mainland, Orkney.
Finally, my work is part of the collections of the Arts Council (UK), the Dutch Ministry of Culture, the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage and Channel 4.
To contact me, please send an email.