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Anna Morgan

Featured Photographer

Anna Morgan

Anna Morgan

Anna is a nature photographer and writer who relocated to British Columbia from the UK and is best known for her images of smaller scenes and intimate landscapes. Anna worked as a veterinarian for a number of years before completing a Masters in Conservation Medicine where her research brought photography and conservation together to examine the role of the conservation photographer.


Michéla Griffith

In 2012 I paused by my local river and everything changed. I’ve moved away from what many expect photographs to be: my images deconstruct the literal and reimagine the subjective, reflecting the curiosity that water has inspired in my practice. Water has been my conduit: it has sharpened my vision, given me permission to experiment and continues to introduce me to new ways of seeing.


It’s hard to imagine now that at one point, there was little to match National Geographic Magazine for the impact that photography had in print; perhaps the Sunday supplements could provide it if portraits or gritty realism were your thing. What careers might today’s explosion of images encourage?

Not unsurprisingly, Anna has had an interest in small scenes and the intimate details of landscapes from the outset; I get the sense that she has always paid close attention to books, art and the natural world. The conversation around her favourite images reveals both significant moments in her development as a photographer and the role that her growing understanding of processes (natural or human) and conservation plays in this, as well as the importance of still allowing ourselves to get lost in the moment.

A Meeting Of Minds

Would you like to start by telling readers a little about yourself – where you grew up, what your early interests were, and what you went on to do?

I was raised in a bicultural family in Surrey, England. My mother is from the Spanish part of the Basque country, which is where I was born, and my father grew up in Northwest London. My parents’ intention had been to settle in Spain; work brought them back to the UK just before my first birthday, though we travelled frequently to visit family for extended periods of time. Life as a child was all about the outdoors, and my most treasured childhood memories involve climbing trees, looking for bugs and spending my summers swimming in a river, exploring the woods or running through fields. I was and still am a bookworm.

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