LinkedIn Recommendation from Barefoot Initiative

Today I received a recommendation on LinkedIn from Barefoot Initiative for the work I did in Ethiopia. Here is what they had to say:  

Anna has worked with us in the field in rural Ethiopia where our projects are based. Her photographic skills are exceptional, but more importantly the manner in which she conducts her work is highly commendable. She is sensitive to the environment in which she works, and culturally aware to her subjects. Anna steps out far beyond her role as a photographer, and as a team member she helps where ever she is able, and shares creative and innovative ideas. She is a clear communicator and an absolute joy to work with.

Barefoot Initiative, June 24, 2012.


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Barefoot in Ethiopia exhibition at the Hill Smith Gallery

I will be having an exhibition ‘Barefoot in Ethiopia’ at the Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide, Australia from March 14 – 25. The exhibition will be a fundraiser for Barefoot Initiative, with all proceeds from sales going directly to them. I have donated my time and expenses, and the Hill Smith Gallery have been very generous as the primary sponsor of the event. Check out the Hill Smith Gallery Website for a preview of the works and more information.

New Recommendation on LinkedIn from SPANA

Today I received a recommendation on LinkedIn from SPANA for a recent project I worked on in Ethiopia. Here's what they had to say:  

We hired Anna to undertake a photgraphic project at one of our Ethiopian veterinary clincs. It was an important project for SPANA, with photos earmarked for the charity’s annual review, so a very specific set of skills and attributes were required. Of course we needed an excellent photographer – and Anna is certainly that. But we also needed someone who was able to work to a brief with very little management, able to work with our overseas staff and also develop good relationships with our Ethiopian clients. We needed a photographer able to work in challenging and difficult circumstances, while representing our organisation confidently and proffesionally to a range of stakeholders. Anna was the perfect choice, We were delighted with the results of Anna’s work – her images are arresting and creative. But we were also enormously impressed with her professionalism, tact and diplomacy. Staff and clients working with Anna on the project were all enthusiastic both about her work and also her interpersonal skills. I’m pleased to be able to offer a very warm recommendation. We will certainly be using Anna in the future, whenever we can.

SPANA, February 21, 2012.


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New Recommendation from SPANA on LinkedIn

Today I received a recommendation from SPANA relating to the project I worked on in Ethiopia earlier this year. Here's what they had to say:  

Anna is an experienced photographer and is expert in Photographing. She is also sociable and dedicated to her activities. I have no reservation to recommend Anna for any scale of activities which require photographing. She also uses a modern digital camera for her photographing. I wish her a successful life.

SPANA, February 5, 2012.


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Next stop Ethiopia (Again!)

I should be in Ethiopia right now but my flight got cancelled due to snow closing down Heathrow airport. It has been a somewhat frustrating few days, as the airline offices are closed, as are their phone lines, which makes it difficult to re-book a new flight! I have been travelling to the airport every day with my luggage in the attempt to get onto a stand-by list if a flight is going. So far, planes are still grounded, which is causing chaos. Fingers crossed I will be able to get a flight soon…

Next stop Ethiopia!

I have been invited to work in Ethiopia with a non-profit organization from Australia called Barefoot Initiative. Tickets are booked for December and I am looking forward to the trip! Barefoot initiative is a Non Government Organisation (NGO) that is a group of three young Australians who have been working in the Afar region (hottest inhabited region on Earth) of Ethiopia since 2004. We will stay in a remote community, living in a mud hut for a month, with no electricity or phone reception. This means I will be out of contact with no access to a computer or telephone from December 18th to January 18th. For more info on the project, check out their website: