Research at Leeds Beckett
About Anna Pepe
Anna Pepe is a qualified Architect with a keen interest in Fine Arts and Photography, who trained at the University IUAV of Venice, one of the first Architecture Schools in Italy. Anna joined Leeds Beckett University in 2007, having previously worked in Venice and Milan, with a background in History and Theory of Architecture, as well as Architectural Design, Construction and Visual Communication.
Anna has a continued interest in practice-based research in Photography, particularly in the fields of Architecture, Landscape and Fine Art Photography. Her research seeks to explore the visual meaning-making process in photography practice and the many factors that can contribute to articulating and conveying a message through visual discourse. Her photography practice has a strong focus on composition, patterns and the expressive power of Photography as "a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever-attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity" (Henry Cartier-Bresson).
In 2016 alone, her photographs have been exhibited in fifteen different International Juried Photography Exhibitions across Europe, the U.S. and Canada, shortlisted in the top tier of two International Photography Awards and showcased in an international art magazine. Her first solo photography exhibition opens in March 2017 in Leeds, as part of the interdisciplinary research cluster “Women & the Built Environment” at Leeds Beckett University.