Anna began her career as a graphic designer and darkroom-educated photographer. She took a detour for several decades into real estate renovation, with a special interest in older homes. Seeking a change after the pandemic, Anna began working in Marketing and Communications at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She still enjoys working closely with designers on her team, but is a Certified Scrum Master | Project Manager helping plan digital communications work across campus with marketing and creative teams. She still nourishes her creative side with community involvement!

headshot of the author of the page


Giving back to her community is important for Anna, and nearly a decade ago she co-founded The Big Camera to bring the magic of alternative photography to kids in the Knoxville area. Programming soon expanded into teaching at local colleges, partnering with other non-profits to fundraise with mural installations, demonstrating alternative processes across East Tennessee, and curating Obscura: a show to exhibit local alt-photography artists.

author of the page with other female co-founder, both wearing The Big Camera shirts

Looking Forward

Anna will complete her Master of Science in Communication and Information at UTK in 2025. She is looking forward to earning her PMP Certification and integrating AI into her workflows.
Personally, she is excited about upcoming trips to Austin City Limits and checking off more waterfalls in Olympic National Park.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected works and publications of interest.

Obscura I, II and III

Alternative and Analog Photography Group Show, Curator and Exhibitor

The Emporium Gallery, Knoxville, TN
September 2023, 2020, 2019

"Wild Things: A Big Ears Experience"

Time Based Media Production

wild life
Broadway Gallery, Knoxville, TN

May 2022

The Rainbow Bridge

Large Format Outdoor Mural Design

Commissioned by Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
November 2021

"You Will Never Be Happy"

Altered Digital Portrait

Three Acts: A Survey of Shame, Emotion and Oblivion
Curator: Mark Sink
RedLine Art Center, Denver, CO
March 2021

"Wet Plate III"

Wet Plate Collodion Photogram

The Pigeon Parade Quarterly: Good
Juror: Paris Woodhull
March 2021

"Luminosity II"

Ultra Large Format Lumen Print and Chemogram

The Pigeon Parade Quarterly: Exploration
Juror: Rhea Carmon
December 2020

Every Woman Vote

Large Format Outdoor Mural and Lead Photographer

Funded partially by Knox County Commission and Wide Lens Media
Knoxville, TN
September 2020

Community Faces

Large Format Outdoor Mural and Lead Photographer

In partnership with Donna Headrick Moore and A1LabArts
Knoxville, TN
June 2019
Video Footage from WBIR

World Cyanotype Day

Group Show, Curator and Exhibitor

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN
September 2022
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
PhotoNOLA, New Orleans, LA