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Anne Launcelott

Artist’s Bio

Anne was born in Nottingham, England and immigrated to Ottawa, Canada with her family at the age of three. Halifax, Nova Scotia has been home for over 30 years.

Anne received her first camera, a gift from her father, at the age of 14 and has had a love affair with photography ever since. She has always pursued a variety of artistic expressions all her life and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) from 1978 until 1983 majoring in clay sculpture.

Anne worked mainly in black & white until 2005 when she went digital and has made colour photography the main focus of her artistic expression ever since.

Travel is another passion especially to countries where the cultures are different than her own. In these places she feels she has stepped back in time and there is nothing she enjoys more than going for a walk, camera in hand, and being totally in tune with the moment.

Anne has had numerous successful solo and group exhibitions and has had photographs chosen for publication. In November 2012, she was elected to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and in May 2015 her B&W photograph “Face at Window”, Havana, Cuba was chosen Best of Show for the Society of Canadian Artist’s National Open Juried On-line Exhibition.

Artist’s Statement

“The world is my canvas, the camera is my brush.”

Anne’s work is inspired by people and the themes of everyday life. When she travels to countries where the cultures are totally different than her own, she feels she has stepped back in time. Anne wants her photography to say something about life and the human condition but also have them be visually pleasing. She wants to draw the viewer in by telling a story through her imagery.

Anne’s greatest influences have been Jay Maisel, famed New York street photographer, and Steve McCurry, one of the all time greatest photojournalists. She also admires the work of photojournalist Peter Turnley, French Canadian photographer Laurent Guérin, and of course the father of street photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson.