Anna Watts they/she
Current location: Brooklyn, New York
Phone: +1 802 495 8521
Languages: Spanish, English
Instagram: wattsanna_

Anna Watts is a documentary photographer currently based in New York. Born and raised in rural Vermont, they started working as a photographer in Central America in the humanitarian field with a focus on women’s healthcare and access to education. In 2019, they graduated from the International Center of Photography’s Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice program and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII, where they were awarded a long-term project with ESPN. In 2022, they attended the New York Times portfolio review. 

Anna’s personal work takes a long-form narrative approach to documenting issues around coming of age and the intersection of gender and athletics. Their editorial work focuses on intimacy and sensitivity to trauma covering social inequities in urban settings, from breaking news to immigration, housing, politics and education. They are fluent in Spanish and have taken trauma reporting courses from the Poynter Institute and International Committee of the Red Cross. In 2022, they completed an Adversarial Reporting Training (ART) course through The New York Times that included de-escalation tactics, conflict and first aid training. They are a regular contributor to The New York Times.

Editorial clients:

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, LA Times, ESPN, Reuters, Forbes, CNN, Business Insider, DIE ZEIT, Documented New York, GoodSport Magazine, Yankee Magazine, VTDigger, Comvite Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Booooooom Magazine 

Commercial clients:

Pace Prints, Sonos, Evolve, Hyperice, World Health Organization, Girl Scouts of America,  Rockefeller Foundation, Global Citizen, UCLA, New York Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City Health, New York Department of Transportation, Chelsea Piers, Intrahealth International, Miracle Feet, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, University of Vermont