Anna Sellen is a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist based on the West Coast of Wales.
She works across photography, video, sound and text to tell stories about transitions that people and places undergo. Her projects often start autobiographically, evolve through extensive research and encompass cultural debates. Transition remains the common thread that embraces the diversity of themes within her work, from the changes in the natural environment to the shifting identities, belonging and memory.
As artist-in-residence at the Kelvedon Hatch Cold War Bunker (2020-2022), Anna questions the Cold War legacy through the physical space of the bunker and her family archive. In ‘Drip by drip, we are fed with concrete’ (2022), she uses photography, oral history, poetry, archives and diaries to examine her own and her family’s lived experiences in the Soviet Union between 1952 and 1986. This work is now an immersive/VR virtual exhibition. Her work ‘Ground Zero’ and ‘Bunker Diaries’ won the Shutter Hub Portfolio Award at FORMAT 2021.
Anna’s practice embraces independent and collaborative working. She is a founding member of INK collective of 6 photographers based across the UK.
Anna Sellen is collaborating on the Power of Place project.