Anne Kelley Looney,Cr.Photog.,CPP, AF-MDPPA, is a portrait and collections photographer in Columbia, Maryland. During college, Anne studied photography at Parsons School of Design, Paris and under Denis Brihat in Lacoste, France. 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 permanent collection art installations. 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) and is President of the state affiliate Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA) where continued education and community is a top priority. Anne loves collaboration 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. 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 co-taught “Maximizing your Camera Skills” at the Howard County Library and has exhibited her work at the library and in staff exhibitions at the National Gallery or Art. Along with Steve Clark, Cr.Photog.,CPP, AF-MDPPA, Anne teaches "Emulating the Masters" and "Hollywood Portrait Lighting" and believes that studying master artists is essential to unlocking the potential we hold within us.