(UK b.1961) She is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last thirty years and is a lecturer in photography at the University of the Creative Arts. Working in color, Fox first gained attention for Workstations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher's Britain. She is best known for Zwarte Piet (1993-8), a series of portraits made over a five-year period exploring the folk traditions of the black-faced Dutch associated with Christmas. Her collaborative projects Country Girls (1996-2001) and Pictures of Linda (1983-2015) challenge our views of rural life in England, while her more intimate works My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (1999) and Cockroach Diary (1996-1999) expose dysfunctional relationships at work in the family home in a raw and often surprising way.
Anna Fox Photographs 1983 - 2007, was published by Photoworks in 2007. Fox's solo exhibitions have been seen at the Photographer's Gallery in London and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among other venues, and her work has been included in international group exhibitions, including the Centre for the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant Garde at Tate Liverpool and How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain. She was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010. Fox is currently working on the research project Fast Forward; women in photography for which she has been awarded a Leverhulme International Networks Fellowship. www.fastforward.photography.com