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 Partage, an 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.
Book : Township