Anne Crawford’s first love was – and is – words. A journalist and feature writer for many years, she has more recently realised a childhood dream of becoming an author and is writing non-fiction books. Her seventh book came out in 2016. (See books)
Her passion for photography led to the publication and exhibition of images taken on travels to exotic destinations (Uzbekistan and Yemen especially) in the 1990s.
She became an instant stills photographer working as a researcher on a documentary about the historic South African elections in 1994 that screened on SBS. “Man Sandwich’’, a rare shot, was a happy outcome.
A selection of overseas photos was aired in a two-woman exhibition with artist Kay Stewart at Kozminsky Galleries in Melbourne, 1998; at Antipodes Gallery Sorrento in 2000; and My Bookshop by Corrie Perkins in Hawksburn in 2010.
Working as a feature writer with The Age newspaper she undertook a three-month voluntary stint at an eye clinic in Nepal with The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) in 2002, as part of a collaboration with The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. (See Hollows) Some of the images appeared in an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney that year and in another joint show at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, in 2012 as part of the organisation’s 20th anniversary.
She is available for commissions for both words and photos.