Well-Known Photographer of Infants in Whimsical Settings
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 >
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Anne’s speech was so beautiful, incorporating her photos with her passion for making the world a better place. We were moved to tears and had chill bumps."
"Anne's presentation captivated our senses of sight and sound. Her pictures transported us into her extraordinary photography and her words expressing her passions and concerns touched our hearts and inspired us to action."
"Anne and her program was just wonderful. I heard things like 'best program ever' and 'fabulous' all through the entire audience of the capacity of 500. Anne was such nice, genuine and appreciative."