Annette LeMay Burke is a Northern California native who currently lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. She is interested in how we interact with the natural world. Her latest project, Fauxliage, explores how technology is modifying our landscapes, often with idiosyncratic results.

She has a background in earth science, tech, and design, which influences her work today. Her images have a strong graphical aesthetic, often with clean lines and vibrant colors. She examines themes of solitude, introspection, and patterns and processes created by man and nature. She is always on the lookout for the unusual and whimsical.

In 2017, Annette was one of 100 photographers selected for the CENTER Santa Fe Reviews. She was also named in Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 200.

In 2013, Annette’s Cuba photos were chosen by Santa Fe Workshops for their Fall Catalog cover and advertising campaigns both on-line and in print.

Annette is a member of Maverick Photographers, a diverse collective of documentary, fine art, commercial, and philanthropic photographers working in the Bay Area.

The name Atelier LeMay is a nod to her French heritage. Atelier means studio or workshop, and LeMay is her maiden name.



Group Exhibitions
  • 2018
    • Landscapes 2018 (2 images), Honorable Mention, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO - Juror: Allie Haeulsslein
    • 13th Annual National Photography Competition (2 images), fotofoto gallery, Huntington, NY - Juror: Ann Jastrab
  • 2017
    • 2017 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA - Juror: Philip Brookman
    • Critical Mass 2017, Top 200 Finalist, Photolucida, Portland, OR
    • CENTER Review Santa Fe 2017, participant, Santa Fe, NM
    • Americana (2 images), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO - Juror: Darren Ching
    • New Directions 2017 (2 images), Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY - Juror: Ruth Erickson
    • 2017 California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - Juror: Scott Canty
    • 2017 CPA Members' Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA - Jurors: Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts
    • Our World Portfolio Review, participant, Photo Alliance, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014
    • The Perimeter of the World, Contemporary Travel Photography, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA - Jurors: Ann Jastrab and Judy Walgren
    • One Shot: One World, IPA (Int'l Photography Awards), Honorable Mention - Jurors: Amy Wolff, Damien Poulain, Robert Berman
    • Mainland, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA - Juror: Stella Kramer
    • 2014 Juried Exhibition (2 images), Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA - Juror: Diana L. Daniels
    • Five Elements, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT - Juror: Eddie Soloway
    • New Color Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR - Juror: Kelli Pennington
  • 2013
    • Cover to Cover, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
    • 2013 Statewide Photography Competition/Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA - Juror: Preston Metcalf
  • 2010
    • Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (HMCRA), Back to School, Graniterock Design Center, Cupertino, CA
    • HMCRA, Back to School, Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA
    • Our World Portfolio Review, participant, Photo Alliance, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009
    • Landscapes and Portraits of the Islands, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI
    • 25th Anniversary Celebration, Art Vistas Unlimited, Los Gatos, CA
    • HMCRA, Back to School, Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008
    • Student Show, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
  • 2007
    • Student Show, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

  • 2009-2018
    • Workshops with: Arthur Meyerson, Sam Abell, Frans Lanting, Joe McNally, Linda Conner
  • 2008-09
    • Photography (various classes), Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006-08
    • Photography (various classes), West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
  • 1987
    • Earth Science, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA