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, she 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, she graduated from the International Center of Photography’s Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice program and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII, where she was awarded a long-term project with ESPN. In 2022, she 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. Her editorial work focuses on intimacy and sensitivity to trauma covering social inequities in urban settings, from breaking news to immigration, housing, politics and education. She is fluent in Spanish and has taken trauma reporting courses from the Poynter Institute and International Committee of the Red Cross. In 2022, she completed an Adversarial Reporting Training (ART) course through The New York Times that included de-escalation tactics, conflict and first aid training. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times.

2023 - Introduction to Trauma, Brooklyn Institute of Social Research
2023 - Psychological First Aid, Johns Hopkins University
2023 - Covering Trauma for Everyone in the Newsroom, Online News Association
2022 - Trauma Awareness for Journalists, the DART Center & the International Committee of the Red Cross
2022 - Covering LGBTQ+ Communities, Poynter Institute
2022 - Adversarial Reporting Training, New York Times, NYC
2022 - New York Times Portfolio Review
2022 - Trauma Informed Approaches to Journalism, Poynter Institute
2020 - Spanish Language and Literature, Cervantes Institute, NYC
2020 - Intimacy + Portraiture, International Center of Photography, NYC
2020 - Teaching Assistant, Karen Marshall, Documentary Seminar, International Center of Photography, NYC
2019 - International Center of Photography, Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice, NYC
2019 - Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII, ESPN Award
2015 - Assistant Documentary Film Editor to Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell, NYC
2014 - Studio Intern to Mary Ellen Mark, NYC
2014 - Kenyon College, B.A. Literature
2013 - International Partnership for Service Learning, Loretto College, Kolkata, India 

Editorial clients:

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

Commercial clients:

Pace Prints, Sonos, Evolve, Hyperice, World Health Organization, Girl Scouts of America, Instagram, Rockefeller Foundation, Global Citizen, UCLA, Godiva, 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