Anne Kelley Looney,Cr.Photog.,CPP, AF-MDPPA, is a portrait and collections photographer in Columbia, Maryland. During college, Anne studied photography at UCSC, Parsons School of Design, Paris and under Denis Brihat in Lacoste, France at Lacoste School of the Arts. Working in photography since 1991, Anne began at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in the Department of Design photographing and researching antique frames and coordinating design and installation in the West Building permanent collection galleries. This work took Anne nationally and abroad to study and document framing of master paintings. Simultaneously, Anne’s studio work focused on photographing and printing fine art black and white portrait photography prior to transitioning to today’s digital darkroom.
Always a student of photography and fine art, Anne is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), American Society of Photographers (ASP) and is Chairman of the state affiliate Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA) where continued education, professional standards, and community is a top priority. Anne loves collaboration in the arts and has served on the Board of MDPPA since 2010. Anne received the President’s Award and the Ron Coss Award for service to the Association, and the top honor of the PPA National Award for service to the Photographic Industry. Anne has earned the Professional Photographers of America Photographic Craftsman degree and the Certified Professional Photographer designation. She has earned MDPPA Print Competition awards for Best Pet Photograph and Best Nature Photograph in the annual print competition and has merited at National.
Anne enjoys teaching in her field, and her newest class, "Photographic Explorers," is an engaging and interactive small group class exploring ways of seeing, being seen, and building skills in photography welcoming all levels of photographers, most recently offered through Root Studio
. See our "Workshops" and "Photography Coaching" pages for more information on this and individual or group coaching or custom classes. Anne co-taught “Maximizing your Camera Skills” at the Howard County Library and has exhibited her work at the library and previously in staff exhibitions with National Gallery or Art colleagues. Along with Steve Clark, Cr.Photog.,CPP, AF-MDPPA, Anne teaches "Consider the Masters" and "Hollywood Portrait Lighting" and believes that studying master artists is essential to unlocking the potential we hold within us.
2009 Sicily, portrait by Carol Kelley (Mom)
1989 Sculpting at Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France
1973 In WDC, portraits with my Mom and our puppy