In the late nineties, Ana began her career as a photojournalist for the New York Times in the DC Bureau. She won 2 awards at the Eddie Adams Barnstorm X workshop which launched her career. She covered major historical events, excelled in portraits and photo essays for editorial and commercial publications, as well as non-profit foundations around the world.
Today, Ana shoots digitally and works as a camera woman in both documentary photography and video. She produces photo essays and strong portraits. She also conducts interviews and creates artistic cinematography. Her work primarily focuses on women and others underrepresented in mainstream media.
Based in Chiang Mai, Ana works for elephant conservation and documenting the Beehive Fence Project which helps solve human-elephant conflict in Thailand. She is also documenting issues surrounding mangrove forests and the effects of climate change on coastal communities.
Ana travels frequently and always interested in discussing new projects.
Kindly contact her at email@example.com for inquires.
The New York Times, Corbis Photo Agency, The Archdioceses, National Public Radio, South Baltimore Homeless Shelter, Johns Hopkins University, Goodwill Industries, Deutsche Bank, Planned Parenthood, Horizon's Foundation, Burning Man, San Francisco's GLBTIQ Center, North Charles Street Design, University of Maryland, Barnard College, many colleges, universities and hospitals.
2013/14 Acting Out: 25 years of queer film and community in Hamburg, a documentary film produced by Aye Aye Film in Hamburg, Germany. Acting Out chronicles the 25 years of the Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg and the community that made it one of the most important queer film festivals in the world. Roles: co-director/writer, cinematographer, interviewer, audio recordist, Still photographer. www.ayeaye-film.de *On the festival circuit now.
2012/14 - Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers, a documentary film by Ana Grillo and Beth Nelsen currently on a world tour and VOD release. Film has been selected in over 40 film festivals in 4 continents, and won a Special Jury Prize in Rio de Janeiro. Roles: co-director/writer/producer, Director of Photography, sound recordist, interviewer, web designer, graphic designer, still photographer. www.meetthebeavers.com
2014 - STICKS AND STONES, THE BAMBI LAKE STORY, a short documentary directed by Silas Howard. Cinematographer, audio, still photographer. Frameline Completion fund award.
2011 - CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION - WHAT IS LOVE?, a long term documentary film in progress, inquiring about the definition of true love. What is Love? is set to travel to different cities and villages around the world. * see films for San Francisco teaser.
2014 - SAYAW, documentary film by Cecilio Asuncion. Behind the scenes documentary, video, photography.
2012 - WHAT'S THE T?, an award-winning documentary film by Cecilio Asuncion. Videographer.
2011 - RUNNING WITH JIM, a documentary film. Cinematographer, Photographer, Production assistant. Worked with David L. Brown, SF filmmaker and teacher.