Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario explores new forms of storytelling combining traditional documentary modes with photographic art practice. She is dedicated to the expression of social, environmental and humanitarian issues.

Her current work revolves around the investigation and resurrection of memory and the traces it leaves behind on people and place. Through it she also investigates questions of identity and belonging.

Over the past years she has been committed to public arts projects and to the support of practitioners in the field acting as a curator, photo editor and deputy director of the Sydney based Reportage Festival. In 2013 and 2014 she curated and produced numerous exhibitions, events and educational workshops for Reportage. Anna was fundamental in the organisation and curation of the 2013 Reportage Censored outdoor installation exhibition in Hyde Park Sydney that created a conversation with the general public about the nature of censorship and the value cultural events have for individuals in Australia. Alongside this she has written content, co-edited diverse publications and continues to work as a photo editor and curator for projects and specific practitioners. Anna is a founding member of the Australian collective Lumina.

Anna has and continues to contribute to various publications such as The New York Times, Vogue UK, The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Internazionale, Il Sole 24 Ore and The Sydney Morning Herald. Working between Europe, Asia and Oceania, Anna is engaged in long-form storytelling and has since 2015, been based in Sydney, Australia working on two long form projects, one an exploration in portraiture, memory and union and the other her first artist's book which explores grief and loss.

Anna has recently completed a MFA Candidature at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and also works as an educator participating in programs at various academic institutions and art based organisations. 

anna@luminacollective.com.au

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