Anne Kelly received her BFA from the College of Santa Fe. Her specialty is fine art photography however, she is passionate about all mediums ranging from visual art to music. Kelly is based in Santa Fe, NM, and has worked in the gallery business for over a decade – and has produced over 80 exhibitions. Anne has been described as enthusiastic, creative, tenacious & curious.
Anne Kelly (00:00:11):
Welcome to art in the raw. This is episode 24. We’re trying something a little bit different tonight. Usually I’m your host Anne Kelly, but tonight I’m your guest. And we have a guest host, my friend, Daniel Goncalves past guest. Daniel suggested that maybe tonight we would try switching sides of the table. So I hope you enjoy. Thanks for joining us, Daniel. And, um, so we’re switching roles tonight, but I can’t help, but ask, why do you, why did you wanna interview me with
Daniel Goncalves (00:00:50):
Photography as you know, normally when you make portraits of people, it’s good to kind of sit on the other side every once in a while, so you can know what it feels like. That’s
Anne Kelly (00:00:57):
Fair. And I think we’ll be useful so well, plus
Daniel Goncalves (00:01:01):
Who is Anne
Anne Kelly (00:01:02):
And, and, and your name is for everybody. My name
Daniel Goncalves (00:01:06):
Is Daniel go or Americanized Daniel Goncalves. And I will be your temporary host with the most. That’s
Anne Kelly (00:01:15):
Daniel Goncalves (00:01:16):
Are you from originally?
Anne Kelly (00:01:18):
I’m originally from Colorado and I moved to Santa Fe a little over 20 years ago originally to go to art school. I studied photography at the college of Santa Fe and just really, really loved Santa Fe. And, and I’m still here.
Daniel Goncalves (00:01:41):
And why did you, you choose to go to college in Santa Fe specifically? Why not somewhere else if you were in Colorado?
Anne Kelly (00:01:49):
Well, I started studying photography pretty young, so by the time I had graduated from high school, I was looking, I, I honestly couldn’t think of anything else I would wanna do in college, other than study art and photography. And it was hard to find a photo program that, that had, you know, had something to add that I hadn’t already kind of delved into. And I’d always loved Santa Fe, New Mexico. And at the time the college of Santa Fe was in the process of building the Marion center for photographic arts and David shine was heading the program and they had just tons of really amazing photo classes that were things that I hadn’t studied as of yet that, and I’d always loved Santa Fe. I’d visited many times before, and it also wasn’t that far from home. I could still drive home and see my family pretty easily. So those, those are the main reasons.
Daniel Goncalves (00:02:51):
And did you stay there continuously since college or did you move back or go somewhere else since then? Or have you been there since college? Pretty much,
Anne Kelly (00:02:58):
Pretty much been here the whole time with
Daniel Goncalves (00:03:01):
The exception of, of traveling. And I understand that your mom was avid photographer or, or
Anne Kelly (00:03:07):
Enthusiast. When I was growing up, my mom would always make a lot of photographs of us, which is not necessarily unusual. A lot of people photograph their children, but at a certain point, she started taking photography classes through the community college and she shot mostly 35 millimeter and medium format film. And I became her model. And so it was watching her do that and being on the other side of the camera that made me wanna pick up a camera. I was, I was all in pretty early on what….
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