SECOND PLACE: Anne Berry 'Magic Shell'
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' SECOND PLACE: Anne Berry 'Magic Shell'
MAGIC SHELL by Anne Berry
Anne Berry 'Magic Shell'

Curator Laurie Freitag says, "Magic Shell' says so much about a child's inner world and how lost they get in their worlds. The abandon, the joy, the connection to nature, it's all something so temporary as the innocence falls away to maturity, but it's that short-lived time that makes it so remarkable."

Anne Berry says of her series, 'The Garden of Endearment', Child’s play, like life itself, is serious.

Through play children address both their fears and their dreams. Animals, places, and objects are metaphors to help them make sense of the world as they act out their fantasies. The natural world possesses an invisible but powerful energy.

Humans can communicate with animals. Children don’t doubt these facts. They still live in The Garden, close to nature, close to what’s essential. As adults, we know that they can’t stay. One gray night it will happen: a veil will fall, a gate will close, and the marvelous will cease to exist. What if we could help children keep their sense of awe and respect for nature and foster a belief in the value of things not seen but felt? What children learn to appreciate and love is what they will protect in the future."

Anne Berry is an artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Her photographs investigate the animal world, the domain of childhood, and the terrain of the Southern wilderness. She also explores themes and metaphors from literature.  

In 2013 and 2014 Critical Mass included her work in their Top 50 Portfolios. Anne has had solo exhibitions at the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Newnan, GA, The Lamar Dodd Art Center in LAGrange, GA and The Rankin Arts Center in Columbus, GA.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, England, SCAN Tarragona in Spain, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Arts in New Orleans. Books include Through Glass (North Light Press, 2014) and Primates (21st Editions, 2017), and Behind Glass, expected   in June 2021.

Anne’s work is featured in National Geographic Proof, Feature Shoot, Hufffington Post and Lens Culture, among others. Her work is in many permanent collections, including the National Gallery of Art. Anne lives in Newnan, GA and is represented by the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston. 

Education  M.A., University of Georgia / B.A., Sweet Briar College


Critical Mass Finalist, 2020
All About Photo 2020 Awards
Juror, Childhood Exhibition, PhotoPlace
Gallery, Middlebury, VT, 2019
Critical Mass Finalist, 2019

Solo Exhibitions

2021 All About Photo Solo Exhibition, 1/2021


Land of the Yaupon Holly, Edge of Humanity Magazine, upcoming 
L’Istinto Primordiale (The Primordial Instinct), 7/Corriere Della Sera (Milan), upcoming
Through the Looking Glass: Europe’s Captive Primates, The Guardian, 1/13/2021
Analog Forever Magazine, Top 10 Selection, 12/19
All About Photo Magazine, #9/Shadows, 12/19
Shots Magazine, #145, 2019
Photographic Alphabet: B is for Anne Berry, Museé Magazine, 7/16/19

Expected 5/2021: Behind Glass, Anne Berry. The hard cover smyth sewn book is 104 pages/49 duotone plates, crafted with exquisite archival  materials. For information on pre-ordering the book at a pre-sale discounted price please contact me at