Art You Should Know About #8: Anne Valverde

This week Anne Valverde, the photographer who made New York even cooler

Parisian photographer Anne Valverde is fascinated with urban spaces; you can see it in her sleek photographs of iconic cities like Paris and New York. Shooting in black and white and using Hasselblad silver film, Anne captures recognisable elements like monuments and bridges and kisses them with colour during processing. They take center stage, seeming to pop out of the city – even the photograph itself – yet always remain part of it.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Inspired by greats like Basquiat and Warhol, Valverde spent a considerable amount of time in Africa before falling in love with New York City. 'BB Door Blue' was shot in New York as part of Valverde’s Cities’ Icons: a project that later took her to Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Miami on a quest to capture great cityscapes using her mix of traditional and digital processes and her classic and industrial aesthetics.

Most Popular

Anne sees her finished photographs as imaginative springboards, “windows with views” to the world’s most captivating metropolises.

Lisa Temple, Senior Manager of Curation and Content at suggests: “Complement the linear aspects of this image with a sleek, slender frame and add a second mat in a contrasting color to really punctuate the look.”


The Colour-Obsessed Founder Of Orphism 
The Photographer Of The Modern Day Wild West 
The Colour Field Pioneer Who Broke All The Rules