Anne
Rearick

Anne Rearick

biography


American photographer,  member of Agence VU’ Agency  1993,  based in Gloucester (Massachusetts, USA).

Anne Rearick graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1990. Since then, she has worked as both a teacher and a photographer.

In the great tradition of American documentary photography to which she adds her singularity, she works on subjects over a long period of time, deepening the relationships with people and places that she captures over time. Her photography captures the daily experience of the worlds she immerses herself in, which she celebrates with delicacy.

Wether in the United States, in South Africa or in the Basque Country, Anne Rearick has the same generous look at people to give images that want, above all, to express the pleasure of the moment and the quality of the encounter.

Free of any globalizing project, she lets everyone express themselves in turn with glances, poses, gestures, movement and she renews with this profoundly humanistic photography that never looks at her navel, that does not seek her ego or her identity but goes to meet the other, her equal” (Christian Caujolle). 

Rewarded with numerous prizes, such as the Guggenheim Fellowship Award, the Dorothea Lange – Paul Taylor Award, and the Roger-Pic Prize of the Scam, her photographs have been included in major public collections such as those of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Centre national de l’Audiovisuel du Luxembourg, and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. She is also represented by the gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière (Paris).

Series


True West, 2020

Idaho is similar to many American states: the capital Boise, with its beautiful university and mixed population, is home to only 12% of the population. In the rest of the region, there is a collection of small rural towns, where in some churches, the American flag proudly flies next to the cross...

Sète #17, 2017

People, lights. One could say that Sète is all about that under the eye of Anne Rearick. Quite simply, with the immense freedom that is hers, with the flexibility that makes her elegantly wander the square of her frame until she reduces, without limiting it, the space of her experience to this magic square because it is inexplicable.

Township : Life after Apartheid (2004-2015)

« My work in South Africa was by chance. While exploring amateur boxing in the U.S. and abroad, I was led to visit the Luyviso Club, housed in an old neighbourhood house converted into a gym, in Khayelitsha, a township 40 kilometers from Cape Town. »

Appalachia, 2009

« In 1990, I traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky. Lost on the mountain roads, I stopped in a store to ask for directions. Luckily, a man in the store knew where I was going, and drove me down the windy roads with the backdrop of the mountain slopes until we arrived at Viper. »

Tekeli, Kazakhstan, 2004

In the remote mountains of Tian Shan, on the Chinese border, and 5 hours from the largest city in Kazakhstan, the city of Tekeli has experienced all facets of the post-Soviet economy and social dislocation.

Lace on the Gloves : Amateur Boxing in the US and Beyond, 2001

In this world, amateur boxing is lived in the shadow of the professional and pretentious one. In this world, which I photographed in a small boxing clubhouse in Old Church, Somerville, Massachusetts, during the New England Golden Gloves competition in Lowell...

Basque Heartland, 1990

In 1990, Anne Rearick left the East Coast of the United States to spend a year photographing the daily life of Iparralde, in the French Basque Country.

True West, 2020

Idaho is similar to many American states: the capital Boise, with its beautiful university and mixed population, is home to only 12% of the population. In the rest of the region, there is a collection of small rural towns, where in some churches, the American flag proudly flies next to the cross...

Sète #17, 2017

People, lights. One could say that Sète is all about that under the eye of Anne Rearick. Quite simply, with the immense freedom that is hers, with the flexibility that makes her elegantly wander the square of her frame until she reduces, without limiting it, the space of her experience to this magic square because it is inexplicable.

Township : Life after Apartheid (2004-2015)

« My work in South Africa was by chance. While exploring amateur boxing in the U.S. and abroad, I was led to visit the Luyviso Club, housed in an old neighbourhood house converted into a gym, in Khayelitsha, a township 40 kilometers from Cape Town. »

Appalachia, 2009

« In 1990, I traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky. Lost on the mountain roads, I stopped in a store to ask for directions. Luckily, a man in the store knew where I was going, and drove me down the windy roads with the backdrop of the mountain slopes until we arrived at Viper. »

Tekeli, Kazakhstan, 2004

In the remote mountains of Tian Shan, on the Chinese border, and 5 hours from the largest city in Kazakhstan, the city of Tekeli has experienced all facets of the post-Soviet economy and social dislocation.

Lace on the Gloves : Amateur Boxing in the US and Beyond, 2001

In this world, amateur boxing is lived in the shadow of the professional and pretentious one. In this world, which I photographed in a small boxing clubhouse in Old Church, Somerville, Massachusetts, during the New England Golden Gloves competition in Lowell...

Basque Heartland, 1990

In 1990, Anne Rearick left the East Coast of the United States to spend a year photographing the daily life of Iparralde, in the French Basque Country.

True West, 2020

Idaho is similar to many American states: the capital Boise, with its beautiful university and mixed population, is home to only 12% of the population. In the rest of the region, there is a collection of small rural towns, where in some churches, the American flag proudly flies next to the cross...

Sète #17, 2017

People, lights. One could say that Sète is all about that under the eye of Anne Rearick. Quite simply, with the immense freedom that is hers, with the flexibility that makes her elegantly wander the square of her frame until she reduces, without limiting it, the space of her experience to this magic square because it is inexplicable.

Township : Life after Apartheid (2004-2015)

« My work in South Africa was by chance. While exploring amateur boxing in the U.S. and abroad, I was led to visit the Luyviso Club, housed in an old neighbourhood house converted into a gym, in Khayelitsha, a township 40 kilometers from Cape Town. »

Appalachia, 2009

« In 1990, I traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky. Lost on the mountain roads, I stopped in a store to ask for directions. Luckily, a man in the store knew where I was going, and drove me down the windy roads with the backdrop of the mountain slopes until we arrived at Viper. »

Tekeli, Kazakhstan, 2004

In the remote mountains of Tian Shan, on the Chinese border, and 5 hours from the largest city in Kazakhstan, the city of Tekeli has experienced all facets of the post-Soviet economy and social dislocation.

Lace on the Gloves : Amateur Boxing in the US and Beyond, 2001

In this world, amateur boxing is lived in the shadow of the professional and pretentious one. In this world, which I photographed in a small boxing clubhouse in Old Church, Somerville, Massachusetts, during the New England Golden Gloves competition in Lowell...

Basque Heartland, 1990

In 1990, Anne Rearick left the East Coast of the United States to spend a year photographing the daily life of Iparralde, in the French Basque Country.

exhibitions


True West

Galerie Clémentine de la Feronnière, Paris (FRANCE)

From November 16, 2019 to February 22, 2020

Pays Basque & Township

Festival du Regard, Cergy-Pontoise (FRANCE)

From May 24 to July 14, 2019

Exposition Anne Rearick

Printemps Photographique of Pomerol, Pomerol (FRANCE)

From March 16 to April 15, 2018

books


True West

Editions Clémentine de la Féronnière - 2019

Sète #17

Le Bec en l’Air & CéTàVOIR - 2017

Township

Editions Clémentine de la Féronnière - 2016

Anne Rearick’s eye

Editions Atlantica - 2003

True West

Editions Clémentine de la Féronnière - 2019

Sète #17

Le Bec en l’Air & CéTàVOIR - 2017

Township

Editions Clémentine de la Féronnière - 2016

Anne Rearick’s eye

Editions Atlantica - 2003

True West

Editions Clémentine de la Féronnière - 2019

Sète #17

Le Bec en l’Air & CéTàVOIR - 2017

Township

Editions Clémentine de la Féronnière - 2016

Anne Rearick’s eye

Editions Atlantica - 2003

awards


LensCulture Portrait Awards – Juror’s Pick (USA)

For his series “South Africa – Chronicles of a Township”

2015

Roger Pic Award of the SCAM (France)

For his series “South Africa – Chronicles of a Township”

2014

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

To explore the culture of amateur boxing in the United States, Kazakhstan and South Africa

2003

Dorothea Lange / Paul Taylor Prize (USA)

Honorable Mention

2002

Mosaique Programme, Centre National de L’Audiovisuel, Luxembourg.

For his series “Rural Communities: Scotland, Italy and Spain”

1998