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Behind Glass

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    Gold in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Anne Berry
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Since 2010 I have been traveling throughout Europe photographing primates in small zoos. I make portraits that reveal the unique personalities and expressions of the monkeys and apes that I visit. My goal is not to comment on the conditions of the zoos but to make photographs that inspire empathy. I hope people will respond with compassion for these primates, and that they will consider the welfare of all primates, living in desecrated and threatened habitats, in sanctuaries, or in zoos, and be moved to action. There is always something we can do to make things better.

Anne Berry is an artist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is best known for photographs of children and animals that capture the enchantment and power of the natural world.. In 2013 and 2014 Critical Mass included her work in their Top 50 Portfolios. 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). Anne lives in Newnan, GA.

Awards All About Photo 2020 Awards
Critical Mass Finalist, 2018
Elizabeth Avedon’s best photography books of 2017 (Primates)
Lenscratch 2017 Favorite Things, Clay Lipsky’s favorite book of 2017 (Primates)
Julia Margaret Cameron Award, finalist, 2017
Don't Take Pictures Photo of the Day, 9/5/15
Houston Center for Photography, Beth Block Honoraria, 2014
Center: Curator’s Choice, 3rd Place, 2014
Clarence John Laughlin Award honorable mention, 2014,
Unlimited Grain Gallery (Netherlands), 1st Place, 2014
Juror’s Award, Hipstamatic Exhibition at A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, 2014
Critical Mass Top 50 Portfolio, 2013
LensCulture Exposure Awards, finalist, 2013
Critical Mass Top 50 Portfolio, 2012
Clarence John Laughlin Award finalist, 2012
National winner, The Fence, category Creatures, 2012
WWPGA Jacob Riis Award, Honorable Mention, 2011
Center for Fine Art Photography, Juror’s Honorable Mention, 2011
WWPGA Best Shot, Runner Up, 2011
LensCulture Exposure Awards, 3rd Prize, 2010
PDN Best Friends, 1st Place, Wildlife, 2010
Photo Gala Pollux Award, 1st Place, Animals Portfolio, 2010
The Photo Review Competition, Honorable Mention, 2009