Anna Ream is a conceptual and documentary portrait photographer based in Issaquah, Washington. Her work focuses on domesticity and communities she engages with through her roles as a mother and artist. She captures vulnerability, introspection, human connection, and speaks to the interplay between personal and social identity.



Photographic Center Northwest, Graduate of The Certificate Program in Fine Art Photography, Seattle, WA
Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts, Wellesley, MA, Cum Laude, Dual major in English and Religion


2021   Inside Out, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2018   Push/Pull, Gallery Frames, Seattle, WA

2017   Notions of Home, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh

2016   Comfort Objects, Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR  [Solo Exhibition]

2015   Family Matters, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, juried by Ann Jastrab
             Portraiture: Expression and Gesture, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Online Gallery Annex, juried by Karen Haas
             KIDS (Not Cute), Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY, juried by Harvey Stein

2014   Elevate: Selections from Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, The Arlington Club, Portland, OR
             Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers 2014, Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland, OR
            Thesis Exhibition, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2013   Our Lives… Fleeting Timelines, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, curated by Keeara Rhoades
             Musings: PCNW 18th Annual Photo Competition, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, juried by John A. Bennette
             Comfort Objects, Studio F, Seattle, WA

Online & Print Publications

The Luupe, “100 Visions of Motherhood“, May 5, 2021

Eltern family magazine (Germany), “Seelentröster”, Feb 2019

Libelle, “Lief: kinderen op de foto met hun grootste bezit”, (Netherlands), Jan 13, 2015

Yahoo Parenting, “Children Photographed with Their Most Prized Possessions”, Jan 12, 2015

A+, “Artist Captures Kids With Objects That Substitute The Mother-Child Bond”, Jan 12, 2015

Slate Behold, “Children Photographed With Their Most Prized Possessions”, Jan 11, 2015

Mic News, “Heartwarming Photo Series Breaks the Stereotype That Kids Are Tech-Obsessed”, Nov 17, 2014

Mako (Israel), Oct 19, 2014

Essential Kids (Australia), “Kids photographed with their comfort objects”, Oct 16, 2014

Babycenter, Oct 16, 2014

Nene Leon (Spain), “Objetos de apego e infancia. Un proyecto fotografico de Anna Ream”, Oct 14, 2014

ilPost (Italy), “Bambini, peluche e coperte di Linus” Oct 11, 2014

Huffington Post, “Mom Captures A Special Part of Childhood in ‘Comfort Objects’ Photo Series”, Oct 10, 2014

The Daily Mail (UK), “Portraits of children with their treasured stuffed toys and blankets explore the emotional significance of comfort objects”, Oct 7, 2014, “Photographer captures bond between kids and their beloved ‘Comfort Objects'”, Oct 6, 2014

PetaPixel, “Comfort Objects: Portraits of Children and the Dolls, Blankets and Stuffed Animals They Hold Dear”, Oct 4, 2014

Lenscratch, “Anna Ream: Comfort Objects”, Sept 29, 2014


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