Washington, DC, USA
Anna Clare Spelman is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based between Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Arizona, and Istanbul. Her work revolves around working with individuals to tell empowering stories about women and people in the LGBT community, and exploring the causes and consequences of immigration. She is interested in how we create identity and find community, particularly in the context of religion.
Her first feature documentary film, following Maddie, a young transgender girl in North Carolina, through middle and high school, is currently in production, and has received a North Carolina grant from the Southern Documentary Fund. Anna's work has taken her to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Panama, Cuba, México, and across the United States. She has been recognized by the North Carolina Press Photographers Association and College Photographer of the Year, and she was nominated for a 2016 News and Documentary Emmy Award, and a short documentary for Time Magazine was named a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2018. She is an Adelante Fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation, and holds a B.A. in Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.A. in Visual Journalism from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
2018 - IWMF Adelante Fellow, 2017 - Emmy Nomination, 2017 - Kit King Scholarship, NPPF, 2016 - North Carolina Press Photographers' Association, 2016 - The Rich Beckman Documentary Award, 2018 - North Carolina Grant, Southern Documentary Fund
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