The Croydon Photography Forum Virtual Edition with Annie Gentil-Kraatz

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Lenses of Croydon return with our first event of the year to help keep photographers across the world feel connected and inspired.

The Croydon Photography Forum is making its return with another talented photographer coming to share her experience with the art form that we all love and appreciate. Annie Gentil-Kraatz, is a French artist and photographer based in London who joined out Lenses of Croydon family in May 2017.

As an artist, Annie is interested in personal themes such as pain and resilience, emotions, relationships, and vulnerabilities. Annie describes herself as thriving as a photographer while working on subjects that capture human interactions, enjoying documentary and portrait photography.

Initially trained as a linguist, words often play a crucial part in her work, especially in the photobooks that she is creating. Annie is now exploring bookbinding, intending to make her own hand-stitched photobooks as she would like to maintain that personal touch through the production of her work.

Annie spends much of her spare time writing. She wrote for the ‘Kibo Titan’ Romanian cultural magazine and still writes for various blogs.

Currently, Annie is completing a Photography MA with Falmouth University and working on a social documentary photography project, entitled ‘Reflections on Racism’.

To date her pictures have been published on the Daily Telegraph website, the Sunday Mirror Notebook supplement, the Pick Me Up magazine, The View from The Shard, Tortz, Reventure and EPP websites, the French travel guide Petit Futé Rome 2020, and the German newspapers Frankfurter Rundschau, and Westfälische Nachrichten, as well as on her own websites:,, and

As part of the Holborn Group, a collective of artists, Annie has exhibited in the Espacio, the Cowcross, The Lauderdale and RK Burt galleries, in London.

While any size donation is welcomed, donations of £3 and above will entitle you to an entry into the evening’s prize draw affording you an opportunity to win one of Annie’s signed prints.

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