Ann Marsden and the Spiritual Craft of Photography

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Ann Marsden and the Spiritual Craft of Photography


“I picked up a camera in journalism class, and it was truly spiritual.”

The 55-year-old photographer Ann Marsden passed away last night after a protracted battle with cervical cancer. We’ve had the honor of working with her many times over the years. Her passion for her craft inspired all of us at On Being, and we’ll miss her deeply.
Ms. Marsden should have the last word. Be sure and watch the video above as she describes her own creative process and off-angle approach to photographing and seeing the world.

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is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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