American by passport.
Atlantan by zip code.
World nomad by heart.

HELLO, I’M ANNALISE

This is the part where I’m supposed to write something histrionic about being born with a camera in my hand and how becoming a photographer and traveling the world was always a part my destiny. Well, that’s not me.

John Muir wrote, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”  My path to being a documentary photographer was riddled with dirt roads and I’m all the better for it.

I believe that strong, narrative-driven visual storytelling empowers people to change the world. When there is mutual vulnerability between me and my subjects, I foster engagement with my audience. By creating that engagement, I inspire action. These actions from an engaged audience create a collective impact that can be heard around the world. It’s why I do what I do.

NOT ALL WHO

WANDER

ARE LOST

THE INFO

I’m an Atlanta-based documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist. While still photography is my passion, I am happy to share my video and field producer reel and resume upon request. I love working as an NGO photographer and Atlanta-based photojournalist, and I’m available for assignments worldwide. My primary areas of expertise and passion are access to clean water, water conservation, gender equality, and sustainability.

Where you’ve seen my work:

  • The Washington Post
  • MSNBC
  • Habitat Magazine
  • Paste
  • Vox
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Marriott Traveler
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Southern Living
  • Emory Lawyer
  • CNN
  • Parade
  • Dozens more

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DON’T BE SHY, SAY HELLO