Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Dr Anne Hammond

Anne Hammond portrait picture
Visiting Research Fellow

Anne is Visiting Research Fellow in Photography at the CFPR. A photographic historian for many years, she is pursuing projects that interpret the work of major photographers, and that shed light on the relationship between the history and aesthetic of the continuous-tone photographic image and the processes of printing in ink.

Anne has organized an exhibition, ‘Ansel Adams at Manzanar’, for the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Hawaii (7 September-29 October 2006), travelling to the Japanese American National Museum (12 November 2006-11 February 2007), featuring portraits of Japanese Americans who were interned by the American government in the relocation camp of Manzanar during World War II. An Illustrated catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition: Ansel Adams at Manzanar, Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2006 (ISBN 0-937426-74-1). Further research on the subject has been published in a longer academic article by Anne Hammond, ‘Ansel Adams at Manzanar War Relocation Center, 1943-44’ in the journal History of Photography (vol.30, no.3) in the fall of 2006.

Anne also guest-curated a major exhibition, ‘Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities’, for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fé, New Mexico, opening there in May 2008, and traveling to the American Museum of Art in Washington, DC, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Anne’s own photographs, which she makes collaboratively with her husband the photohistorian Mike Weaver, have been produced as portfolios since 1989: The Garden (1989); The Embrace (1992); The Live Oak (2000); The Ampersand (2000); and The Stone (2003). Their photographs are held in the collections of the State of Hawaii Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Princeton University Art Museum.

She is presently working on a portfolio of digital prints from their photographs together in the Hawaiian landscape, to be titled ‘The Crucible’.

Annie's current CV