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This is The Archiphotovist (the site), a place to explore photography, archives, and the spaces & shoots (and life) in between. It’s all kind of lovely & random, though generally on Tuesdays I post short photography/archives-related exhibit and repository reviews and on Thursdays I write about photography workflow and other organizational tidbits. I don’t do affiliate links. Every link included in a post is there because I want to connect to the content or site; I make nadda dime off of the mention. (Actually, currently I make nadda dime off of any of this. Effect change – hire me!).

All images on this site are my own unless otherwise noted (and if so, they’ll be credited). The logos for Anne McDonough Photography & The Archiphotovist are by the fabulous Fox Prints.

I’m Anne, The Archiphotovist (the person), who made up The Archiphotovist (the word). I am (or once was, or will be again) a photographer, archivist, librarian, bike rider, travel writer and dumpling maker. I’m a born-and-raised New Yorker who has made my home here in Washington DC.

My undergrad studies focused on Chinese literature, language and culture, and since then I’ve edited travel guides and spent five years in the Travel section of The Washington Post. That was quite awesome. I also have a masters in library science, with a focus on archives. I have professional or internship experience with personal papers, nonprofit archives, and government documents. Creating order out of chaos brings me an inordinate amount of satisfaction. So does meeting really great people who hire me to take their pictures.


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