On the few occasions that I don’t have a camera in hand, I often still see my environment through a lens, one that brings into focus the need to slow down and see the world as if it were looking back at me. This interaction has allowed me to more deeply appreciate the people, fauna, and flora that surround me.
When I share a photograph with you, I want to know what you feel and how it might be similar or different to what I felt when taking and developing it. I am attracted to beauty, especially in nature, but I also gravitate to the fuller spectrum of emotions that I experience and then capture with my camera.
One photographic process that I particularly enjoy involves taking digital photographs, creating
full-size negatives, painting platinum/palladium chemistry on platinum rag, exposing it in the lightbox I designed and built in my woodshop, and processing the print in the hand-made stainless-steel sink that was used in a portrait studio in my grandfather’s store in the mid 1900s.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Anna Gallant Carter’s photography is influenced by her study and love of nature, language, culture, and art. Her travels with Habitat for Humanity as a construction and brigade leader to such places as Malawi, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, and El Salvador revived the passion for photography that began when she was a young girl.
Anna is a 1987 UNC Chapel Hill graduate who recently retired from the commercial shopping center business. She continues her work as a professional translator and interpreter as a way of staying close to the people and places she has grown to love. In 2012 she was awarded an MA in Spanish from UNC Charlotte and in 2018 a BA in French.
Anna has two young-adult sons, Stuart and Sam. She is a native of Anderson, South Carolina and has lived in Charlotte, NC since 1987.