Award winning photographer Anita Staff specialises in working within arts, education and change focused organisations and uses visual arts in her socially engaged work. Her extensive experience allow her images to capture the energy and emotions of the people that she so loves to work with. Her documentary and portrait photography is not only a record of an event but an emotive insight resulting in diverse and stunning images. Follow anitastaffphotography on instagram for samples.
You are in good hands! Anita’s clients include:
University Of East Anglia, National Centre For Writing, Creative Arts East, Theatre Royal, Royal Shakespeare Company, NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education, BCLT – British Centre for Literary Translation, Freebridge Housing, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Thalia Theatre Company, Labour Party, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS, Jeremy Corbyn Voluntary Norfolk, Slow Theatre Co, Equity, MAP – Mancroft Advice Project, Magdalene Group, Show and Tell Theatre Productions, NANSA, Equal Lives, Norwich Pride, along with many personal portrait projects.
Examples of socially engaged projects: The brave women you see in these photos are to me, radically beautiful. The first is in constant pain and only feels relief when being held together by tight clothing. The second are woman who are street sex workers using methadone and recovering from heroine addiction – they say about their picture, ‘We are not lesbian, we are not gay, we are just in love’. The third, is a woman wearing a tag, she wanted to express to her children not to follow in her footsteps.
Anita is also a community artist designing and facilitating participatory projects to bring about positive social change. You can see the resulting film here for an example project.
Awards: ‘The Education and Community Award’ at the 2012 Norfolk Arts Award, for “Her work with disadvantaged and hard to reach members of the community, using photography and film to help them break down stigmas”.
Disability Pride 2020 with her image representing how it is to have a hidden disability.
Get in touch if you would like to chat about a photo shoot or how I can help you with your project.
Change focused organisations use images for reporting outcomes for funders… no better way to show how your valuable work is changing people’s lives.