Anna Van Lenten is a curator, producer, and writer. With LightField, the nonprofit she founded in 2016, she launched a photo festival in Hudson, NY. LightField is dedicated to using the power of visual art to illuminate environmental and social issues.
She consults with private clients who are looking to value photography, or purchase it for work spaces, collections, and homes.
For nearly nine years, Anna curated the bi-monthly Half King Photography Series in New York City, exhibiting and presenting some of the most dynamic and distinguished documentary and fine art photographers. With over seventy exhibits, book launches, & pop-up screenings, each event had an opening night featuring a meaningful discussion between the photographer and the public.
Other photo projects Anna has worked on include sourcing the photography (and securing usage rights and permissions) for Scott Anderson's two most recent nonfiction books: The Quiet Americans, September 2020, Doubleday; and Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, June 2014, Penguin Random House. In addition, she curated and produced a large-scale exhibit of escapist photo collages in Vornado Realty Trust's corporate lobby; she designed and produced a traveling exhibit of photography and video for Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health (2018) that delivers high-impact visuals and text about people with mental health challenges; she co-curated and -produced Surveillance. 01 (April 2014, NYC), and Surveillance.02 (March 2015, Dubai); and she curated and managed RISC training's photo auction benefit (2014).