Anne Geddes – its a name that stands out when it comes to baby photography. Anne, a native of Australia, currently lives and works in New York City. She is so popular that that she has made her name synonymous with lovely and cute photographs of children and newborns. Recently, a leading American television channel had a feature on her.
Anne’ baby photography career started with her own kids, with the very first snap she remembers taking in such a way that she used it as a family Christmas card. Since then, her kids have grown up and she often helps their mom operate her photo business through social media and management.
Eventually, she went further in baby photography, when one of her images appeared to catapult her career beyond she had ever imagined. It was a snap of a baby in a flower pot, along with the 2 little hands holding on the edges as well as a wooly hat sticking out of the top.
That single snap gave her the theme for her very first book named Down In the Garden that became the 1st of 2 bestsellers. Anne has gone on to sell more than nineteen million books in more than 84 nations. Apart from her photography work, Anne has also set up her very own philanthropic endeavors, raising money to stop child abuse. She has even teamed up with the United Nations and March of Dimes.
Before the age of smartphones, back when photography demanded darkrooms, chemicals and films, almost each top American city had a camera club. And, most members of the club were hobbyists who really wanted to know how to take beautiful snaps. But, the Lexington Camera Club was not the same.
It started its operation in the year 1936. The members of the club included lawyers, doctors, as well as businessmen and they were unusually more than serious when it came to developing their craft as well as exploring artistic expressions.
The club disbanded in the year 1972. But, till that time, they have produced 2 top figures in art photography as well as a whole lot of well known photographers. University of Kentucky’s retired special-collections curator of rare books James Birchfield would give a free lecture regarding this remarkable camera club on Sunday at 2 pm in President’s Room of UK’s Singletary Center for Arts.
Speaking about the club, Birchfield told that it was not a provincial outlook. It was a huge vision of the history of photography as well as what everyday photography was doing. This cluster of people appeared to bring forth an over-the-top flowering of fine photography.
Birchfield’s lecture is in alignment with an exhibit at Art Museum at University of Kentucky which includes prints from a stunning photography collection it has gathered since the 90s, thanks to one of the member of the camera club.