ANNA SIBYLLA is an Italian-Dutch artist with Asian roots, based in the Netherlands. She graduated in directing at the Italian National Film School (Scuola Nazionale di Cinema) in Rome.
Her background in film and storytelling forms the foundation of her photography work that is set in the realms of motherhood, childhood nostalgia, and bygone eras, imbued with a longing for tenderness.
<< How to stay tender-hearted, despite despite despite >> is the axis around which her work revolves, seen through a female lens of vulnerability.
Photography is therapy. After working as a film director for several years and becoming mother to three daughters, Anna Sibylla eventually picked up photography while in the midst of a burnout and being housebound due to the Covid-19 lockdowns, as a way to cope and a to connect with the outside world in a more personal and immediate manner.
Anna Sibylla shoots analog as well as digital, while working only with natural light and minimal retouching or photoshop, adding to the sense of ‘delicate intimacy’ which defines her work.
CONCEPT2021, group exhibition – CICA Museum, South Korea / 2021
Rotterdam Photo Book Market, group exhibition – Rotterdam, the Netherlands / 2021
BOOK & PRINT PUBLICATIONS
FRESH EYES PHOTO / 2021
MILKED Magazine, Nr 4 / 2022
The Luupe – 100 Visions of Fatherhood / 2021
Lenscratch – Still Life online exhibition / 2021