Anne J. Sutcliffe, PPSA·
Inspired and subsequently taught by her father, Anne Sutcliffe took up photography in 1986. She joined PSA in 1992.
Initially she captured transparencies. When working towards her FRPS, she began making prints but hated every minute she spent in the dark room. In 1997 she discovered the joys of Photoshop and digital printing. Since then she has been almost exclusively a print worker. A particular delight was and is being able work on images even if only a short time is available. Anne photographs anything and everything but particularly enjoys subtle digital manipulation to enhance her images.
Professionally, Anne was a senior doctor specialising in anesthesiology and critical care. In the run up to her retirement in 2010, Anne decided that she would like to "give something back" to the world of amateur photography. She began lecturing and judging, accepting invitations from all over the UK and Ireland.
In 2015 she joined the PSA Portfolio Distinctions committee and serves as an assessor. Prior to this, she was an assessor for the Royal Photographic Society's LRPS Distinction Panel from 2005 to 2011 and the Visual Art Panel from 2011 to 2017. Between 2015 and 2017, she served as the liaison officer for PSA and the RPS. From 2011 to 2015, she served two terms as an elected member of the RPS Advisory Board.
Anne earned her PPSA in 2012. She also has FRPS and EFIAP awards.