PODCAST: Anna Huix and Karakoram’s Gemstone Hunters
In this episode of the Documentary Photography Review podcast I am talking to Anna Huix – a documentary and editorial photographer from Catalonia, but now living in London.
We talk about Anna’s experience of collaborating with journalists on documentary projects, and the struggles to get work published once completed, as well as her approach to portraits – both in her editorial work and documentary storytelling.
Anna has done a great job of finding her niche and developing her own style and approach to creating work.
One of the key things I got from the interview was the need to be open to random encounters, and the experiences that might unfold as a consequence. As you’ll hear a random encounter in a pub led Anna to Pakistan where she shot her gemstones project, which itself led to many other positive experiences and work.
Anna Huix is a documentary, fine art and editorial photographer from Barcelona. She is based in London and studied at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her work has been exhibited at The Educational Center of The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Taschen, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Calumet Gallery and Perfect Wave Gallery in New York City, Espace Commines in Paris, Dictateur Gallery in Milan and MS Galería in Madrid. She was invited to participate in the Auction of Emerging Artists curated by Daniel Cooney in April 2010. Her personal work has been featured at The Independent in the UK, Esquire’s blog in Russia, Colors Magazine in Italy, El País and La Vanguardia in Spain and Frankie in Australia.
Anna works as a freelance photographer on commissioned assignments. Her editorial work has been published at The Independent, The Telegraph, Financial Time, Another Online, El País, La Vanguardia, Colors, Time and The Wall Street Journal amongst others.
She is also the co-founder and curatorial director of The Invisible Project, a Barcelona based platform for new photography, that she created with journalist Lluís de Nadal in January 2011.
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Interviewed, Produced, Edited: Chris King
Featured Image: From the work ‘Karakoram’s Gemstone Hunters’ by Anna Huix © Anna Huix