The Royal Albert Hall is staging Friends to Frontiers, an exhibition chronicling the remarkable 30-year career of local photographer, Annabel Moeller
‘You have to love meeting people and understand what makes them tick to gain their trust and confidence. It’s completely natural for them to be nervous, but if you’re kind and make the shoot fun, it nearly always turns out well.’
Photographer Annabel Moeller makes the always tricky business of putting people at ease in front of the camera seem rather simple, when it’s clearly not!
Over the last 30 years, she has carved out a very successful career which, most unusually, has incorporated news reportage in global war zones, the performing arts, fashion and portraiture and featured a fascinating cast of characters, from catwalk models, ballet dancers and opera stars to soldiers, surgeons and civilians.
Those three decades have now been chronicled in Friends to Frontiers, an exhibition currently at the Royal Albert Hall (until 12 October). Among the highlights are sections dedicated to recording the lives of close friends that Annabel made while living in Sydney, the period that she spent in war-torn Iraq in 2009 and 2011, and four expeditions to Afghanistan with the charity Afghan Mother and Child Rescue to document the building of maternity clinics in the Panjshir Valley.
Since 2016, Annabel has also travelled abroad with the David Nott Foundation, a humanitarian organisation committed to training doctors and surgeons who operate in areas of conflict. Her first-hand photographs are a moving testimony to their work in challenging environments.
Friends to Frontiers is on display in the Royal Albert Hall’s Ground Floor Corridor and can be viewed when attending a performance or during an Open Day on Sunday 8 October (1-5pm and Annabel will be available to chat about her work).
Royal Albert Hall
London SW7 2AP
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