Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario
Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario is an Italian-Australian photographic artist, writer and bookmaker exploring forms of storytelling combining traditional documentary modes with photographic art practice. Her current work revolves around the investigation and resurrection of memory and our emotional connection to place.
Anna has received various nominations and awards for her work, most recently as the recipient of the 2019 Photolux Photoboox Award for her artist’s book project, Farewell Angelina, leading to the publication of her second bookwork, Deep in their Roots, All Flowers Keep the Light with Italian publisher ceiba Editions. Anna is dedicated to the expression of social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Exhibiting regularly, her work is part of various private and public collections such as the National Library of Australia, the State Libraries of NSW and Queensland, Piccolomini Library Siena, Italy, Rome National Central Library, Italy (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma) and Florence National Central Library, Italy (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze). She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and her work has been produced broadly. A MFA Graduate from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Anna is a member of Women Photograph and a founding member of the Australian collective Lumina.
As an artist living and practicing in Australia, Anna acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where she lives, learns and works.