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Anne  Geddes

Anne Geddes

Well-Known Photographer of Infants in Whimsical Settings

Biography

One of the world’s most respected and well-known photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, award winning and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be “protected, nurtured and loved”. Read More >

Geddes’ first coffee table book Down In The Garden, released in 1992, became a runaway New York Times Best Seller; there are over one and a half million copies in print today. This same year along with her husband Kel, Geddes created The Geddes Philanthropic Trust, which so far has raised more than $5.7 million to help prevent and raise awareness for child abuse and neglect.

Throughout her career, Geddes has continued to make her philanthropic endeavors a top priority. A lifetime member of the Professional Photographers of America Association, she is proud to lend her support and to be an Ambassador Volunteer for March of Dimes. She also photographed the signature image for World Prematurity Day on November 17th, 2014.

As a global ambassador for children, Geddes also shares the March of Dimes honor with her partnership with the United Nation’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, to help make the health and welfare of pregnant women, and newborn children, a global priority. She is the Global Advocate for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, which aims to provide access to basic life-saving immunizations to children in the developing world, as well as Ambassador for the global awareness campaign for meningococcal disease.  

The author of several bestselling books, Anne Geddes’ work has been published in over 80 countries, and her latest photographic series Under The Sea was released in 2014. Geddes is currently photographing a new series based on the signs of the Western Zodiac. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

From a Garage Start Up to Global Brand

Anne details the growth of the Anne Geddes business from back yard garage studio to a two-time New York Times Best seller and global phenomenon. Anne discusses her start in photography, being self-taught, the rise of a globally, recognized brand, her recent launch into China and the lessons learnt along the way.

We Need to Love & Protect All the Children All the Time

Anne speaks on her role as a global children’s advocate and her mantra of Protect Nurture Love that encapsulates the values that are evident in her body of work. She also speaks about her work for international health organizations as well as her own Geddes Philanthropic Trust through which she has been an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect for over 20 years. Anne will also speak to some of the images she has taken over her career including her work with preemie babies, and her work in promoting vaccination.

The Human Spirit

Anne speaks on her 30 year career from a self-taught portrait photographer in New Zealand into an internationally renowned artist, her travels across the globe photographing children of countless ethnicities and nationalities, and the single unifying principle behind the children she has photographed.

Protect Nurture Love

Anne speaks about being a mother of two children, a global children’s advocate and how her mantra of Protect Nurture Love encapsulates the values that are evident in her body of work. Her rise to international recognition and how she strived to send a message of love through her imagery along with a commitment to give back motivates others to ensure that children all around the world have a voice.

Following Your Heart & Living Your Dream

Anne inspires students by speaking about her amazing journey, which started by following her heart and dreams. She shares about being a self-taught photographer with no formal training, the influences in her early life and her rise from a back-yard garage studio to a world renowned brand.