In many respects I have been making pictures my entire life, although I didn't own a camera until I was 25 years old. My first image was of my grandmother, tall, standing in front of a blossoming lilac bush, when I was five.  I blinked and there it was and still is, an image wholly intact which gives me strength and solace. I found, at five, a measure of power in this act of image-making, a way of holding on, of parsing what matters, of creating a placemark for all that the image signifies.

Anne Rearick's humanist vision is documentary in nature, but also uniquely personal.  In all of her work, Rearick endeavors to portray and celebrate the full range of day-to-day experience of her subjects. Rearick works over time, often photographing over the course of years, and in doing so creates lasting bonds with people and place. In many respects, Anne Rearick  stands with her subjects instead of in front of them. 

Anne is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and awards, notably a Guggenheim fellowship,  the French Roger Pic Prize,  the Mosaique Prize in Luxembourg, a Fulbright/Annette Kade fellowship and two New England Foundation for the Arts/Mass Cultural Council grants. Rearick received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and has worked as an educator and artist for the past 25 years. 

Rearick's book of photographs from post-apartheid South Africa, Township, was published by Editions Clémentine de la Férroniere, Paris, May 2016.  The monograph Anne Rearick's Eye (editioned as Miresicoletea), an exploration of  life and culture in the French Basque country, was published by Editions Atlantica, Paris in 2004.  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and the Centre Nationale de L’Audiovisuel in Luxembourg are among the many public collections that hold Rearick's photographs.

The 2014 French documentary  Jean Dieuzade, Regards en Partagean homage to photographer Jean Dieuzade and exploration of humanist photography, features Rearick as one of three contemporary photographers working in the documentary tradition. Terrence Malick's documentary The Voyage of Time includes video footage that Rearick shot on location in South Africa and in the Basque Country. Additionally, Rearick's photos of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a young boxer, were used in the recent HBO documentary Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing.

Anne Rearick is represented by Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière and has been a member of Agence VU, Paris, since 1993.  

 

Awards

2002 

Dorothea Lange / Paul Taylor Prize, Honorable Mention

1998 

Mosaique Programme, Centre National de L'Audiovisuel, Luxembourg. Granted in support of Rearick's work documenting rural life in Scotland, Italy, and Spain. 

1997

Somerville Arts Council Grant

1995

New England Foundation for the Arts/ Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

1995 

St. Botolph's Club Foundation Grant

1993

Somerville Arts Council Grant

1993 

Janet Wu Grant

1992

Blanche E. Colman Award

1990–1991 

Fulbright Fellowship

1990

Somerville Arts Council Grant

2016-2017

Artist in Residence, ImageSingulière, Sète, France

2016

Finalist for TownshipPrix Nadar, Paris 

2015

LensCulture Portrait Award,  Juror's Pick   

Rearick's South African portfolio selected by Paula Tognarelli, curator of the Griffin Museum. 

2014

Prix Roger Pic selected by a jury of  Société civile des auteurs multimédia,

Philippe Rochot article about jurying the prize.

2013 

John Anson Kittredge Fund to assist in the prepress work on Rearick's South Africa monograph. 

2007

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, General Artist Grant

2003-2004 

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography to explore the culture of amateur boxing in the US, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. 

2003 

Somerville Arts Council Grant, General Artist Grant