Synopses & Reviews
2011 USA Best Book Awards to Anne Geddes!
Beginnings Hardcover book 1st place Photography: General
Beginnings E-Book 1st Place E-Book: Non-Fiction
Award-winning photographer Anne Geddes founded a new tradition in visual storytelling and captivated an international audience. Now, after spending 12 months photographing, Anne reveals a range of images that are, in her own words, among the most personally rewarding she has ever created. A beautiful gift book with more than 140 never-before-published photographs, BEGINNINGS will be released worldwide on 10.10.10 in countries including, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
I have always been fascinated by elements of nature at the moment of transformation,” comments Anne. Babies are the human face of beginnings, but all of nature is caught in this insistent stream of seasons, of aging and rebirth, of concealment and bursting forth. Every time I unwrap a newborn, even after all these years of photographing them, I am aware of the miracle before me. This book, Beginnings, took me on a journey of discovery to reveal these everyday miracles of nature, these complementary wonders, in imagery.”
Continuing in the tradition that has made her one of the most sought-after and popular photographers in the world, in BEGINNINGS, Anne Geddes presents the simple and elegant elements of nature as we have never seen them before. With her camera, she has conceived a fresh story about the delicate and powerful mystery of new life that will inspire nature lovers just as surely as her images of babies have captured the imaginations of people around the globe. She reveals the intricate beauty of birds nests, the delicacy of eggs, and the glorious color hidden inside the tight, unopened petals of a blossom before it blooms. Then, she expands on her visual metaphor to reveal surprising and illuminating juxtapositions of beginnings in floral and human forms.
Once again, Anne Geddes draws our eye to celebrate those treasures worth nurturing and protecting. Told in a language of love that is understood by so many cultures and people of all ages, BEGINNINGS is sure to transcend boundaries, as her other internationally bestselling books have done.
Award-winning photographer Geddes founded a new tradition in visual storytelling and captivated an international audience. Now, after spending 12 months photographing, she reveals a range of images that are, in her own words, among the most personally rewarding she has ever created.
About the Author
Anne Geddes is one of the most respected and acclaimed photographers in the world. Awarded the Professional Photographers of America 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, her unique and stunning images of babies capture the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved.
A two-time New York Times best-selling author, and published in 83 countries around the world, Anne Geddes books have sold more than 18 million copies and have been translated into 24 languages. Her Web site, annegeddes.com, attracts over 3.1 million visits yearly from more than 220 countries.
Anne is deeply committed to raising awareness of the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Designated funds from a range of Anne Geddes products are donated through the non-profit Geddes Philanthropic Trust to help prevent child abuse and neglect throughout the world.
In 2011 Anne Geddes' gift book Beginnings won the IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Award) gold medal award in the coffee table book category.