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Artist Name: Anne Rearick – Gloucester
Learn more: annerearick.com
Creative Practice: For the past two years, I have been photographing the American West, specifically in my birth place of Idaho. This exploration has mainly centered around my personal memories and the myth of the American West. In November 2019, True West, a monograph of this work was published in France. Presently, I am photographing Gloucester.
Artist Statement: As a documentary photographer, all my work is about giving voice to those who don’t have power/resources to tell their own stories. I consider myself a humanist and my photographs celebrate the incredible strength and spirit of people and all that we share (love of family, beauty, faith, friendship) across continents, culture, race and class.
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