• Still from the film 'Ondine'
  • Still from 'Stella Days'
  • Betty Giltrap from 'Farmer' series
  • Liz Mernagh from 'Farmer' series
  • The White Road from 'Postcards' series
  • Sarah from 'sometimes we tenderly watch the sleeper' series

Anna Rackard

Anna Rackard works as a photographic artist and as a set designer in the film industry. Since 1992 Anna has worked on over 30 films including Ondine, Stella Days, The Butcher Boy, Braveheart and King Arthur. In 2010 she won an IFTA for her design work on 'Ondine' and again in 2012 for 'Stella Days'. She returned to college in 2003 to study a degree in photography in DIT. Since then she has shown in group exhibitions in the RHA Annual, The Gallery of Photography, Eigse and The Purdy Hicks Gallery in London. In 2001 she published a book on the Holy Wells of Ireland with the artist Liam O'Callaghan, she co-directed a documentary for TG4 on the same subject in 2004. Her photographic work explores a number of different themes including Irish identity in the 'Postcard' series, and women's identity in the 'Farmers' series. Her most recent project, a series of portraits of people asleep called 'sometimes we tenderly watch the sleeper', attempts to capture people in one their most unguarded and intimate everyday moment.