Born in 1961 and completing her degree in Audio Visual studies at The Surrey Institute, Farnham in 1986, Anna Fox has been working in photography and video for over thirty years. Influenced by the British documentary tradition and US ‘New Colourists’ her first work Workstations (published by and exhibited first at Camerawork, London 1988) observed, with a critical eye, London office culture in the mid Thatcher years. Later work documenting weekend wargames, Friendly Fire, was exhibited in the exhibition Warworks at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Netherlands Foto Institute and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Her solo shows have been seen at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Shanghai Center of Photography and her work has been included in numerous international group shows including Through the Looking Glass (Barbican Art Gallery), Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-garde (Tate Liverpool) How We Are: Photographing Britain (Tate Britain) and Home Sweet Home at rencontres de la Photographie, Arles. Fox has published numerous monographs and is about to launch her latest book BLINK, commissioned by Central St Martin’s.
Anna Fox is Professor of Photography at University for the Creative Arts at Farnham and leads the Fast Forward Women in Photography research project
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Anna Fox is represented by:
James Hyman Gallery, London
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Frequently Asked Questions
A series of questions for those interested in finding out more about how Anna Fox’s career in photography started and developed.
When did you first start taking photographs?
My first photographs were taken with my father’s camera when I was about 12 or 13
Did you study photography?
Yes from 1983 to 1986 I studied at West Surrey College of Art & Design (now University for the Creative Arts)