Bio

Annette LeMay Burke is a photographic artist and Northern California native who lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. Numerous family road trips throughout California and the West have honed her eye for observing the landscape. She took her first darkroom class while earning a BA in Earth Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Her photographic practice now focuses on how we interact with the natural world, the landscapes constructed by the artifacts of technology, and the more intangible artifacts that are created throughout our lives.

In her project Fauxliage, the odd juxtaposition of disguised cell phone towers in the landscape explores how technology and our built environments are encroaching on nature. The tower camouflages also cloak the cellular equipment’s covert capability to collect valuable personal data. A monograph of her Fauxliage images will be published by Daylight Books in the spring on 2021.

In her project Character Building, the intangible artifacts are the memories left behind in her family’s home of sixty years. After her parents’ deaths, she projected vernacular family photos onto the surfaces of their home to unearth those engrained memories. This project is her fond farewell to her childhood home and the foundation that her parents provided.

Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally at institutions such as Academy of Art Museum, Center for Photographic Art, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Griffin Museum of Photography, Texas Photographic Society, The Center for Fine Art Photography, SE Center for Photography, Photographic Center Northwest, and FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. In 2017, she was a finalist for Photolucida’s Critical Mass. In 2020 she was a finalist for the UK’s AOP Open Award Series, and received an honorable mention for the 15th Pollux Award Open Series.

Annette is also a founding member of Maverick Photographers, a collective of diverse photographers working in the Bay Area.

Contact: annette@atelierlemay.com

Curriculum Vitae

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AWARDS
2020
  • Honorable Mention – 15th Pollux Awards, Non-Professional Open Series, The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Barcelona, Spain
  • Finalist – AOP Awards, Open Category - Series, Association of Photographers, London, UK
  • Jurored Participant - Review Santa Fe 2020, CENTER, Santa Fe, NM *Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19*
2018
  • Honorable Mention - Landscapes 2018, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2017
  • Finalist - Critical Mass Top 200, Photolucida
  • Jurored Participant - Review Santa Fe 2017, CENTER, Santa Fe, NM
2017
  • Honorable Mention – One Shot: One World, International Photography Awards

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
  • SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC - Memory (Fran Forman)
  • FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain – 15th Pollux Awards, Open Series (6 images), The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Honorable Mention
  • One Canada Square Lobby, Canary Wharf, London, UK – 2020 AOP Open Award, Series (4 images), Association of Photographers, Finalist, (Anne Manion and Tim Flach) *Cancelled due to COVID-19*
  • SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC - SE Center Open (Doug Beasley)
2020
  • Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA – 2020 International Juried Exhibition(online) (Aline Smithson)
  • Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX – TPS 29: The International Competition (Elizabeth Avedon)
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA – 26th Annual Juried Exhibition Show (Alexa Dilworth)
  • Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO – Annual Members' Show (Ann Jastrab)
  • South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA – The Road (Rich McCabe)
  • SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC – The Contemporary Landscape (Adam Monohon)
  • Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD – New Photography II (2 images) (Philip Brookman)
  • Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA – 2020 Members’ Juried Exhibition (Ann Jastrab and Laura Sackett)
  • Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN – Open Theme (Ann Jastrab)
  • Dickerman Prints Gallery, San Francisco, CA – The Best Medicine (2 images) (Ann Jastrab, Stuart Kogod, Seth Dickerman)
  • JKC Gallery, Trenton, NJ – The Road (Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander)
  • The Curated Fridge, Boston, MA and Aline Smithson's Kitchen in L.A. – The Ones That Got Away (Yorgos Efthymiadis)
2019
  • Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX – Urban Landscape (Jamie Stillings)
  • ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA – San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition (Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame, Ann Jastrab, David Garnick)
  • Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO – Annual Members' Show (Kat Kiernan)
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA – 25th Annual Juried Exhibition Show (online) (Julie Grahame and Paula Tognarelli)
  • Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX – TPS 28: The International Competition (Arthur Meyerson)
  • Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA – PCNW 22nd Juried Photography Exhibition (Conor Risch and Lara Behnert)
2018
  • Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA – 2018 International Juried Exhibition (Eve Schillo)
  • The Curated Fridge, Cambridge, MA – Autumn Show (Kat Kiernan)
  • LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR – The Portfolios (4 images) (Michael and Chelsea Granger)
  • Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO – Lies (4 images) (Richard McCabe)
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO – Landscapes 2018 (2 images), Honorable Mention, (Allie Haeusslein)
  • fotofoto gallery, Huntington, NY – 13th Annual National Photography Competition (2 images) (Ann Jastrab)
2017
  • Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA – 2017 International Juried Exhibition (Philip Brookman)
  • Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO – Americana (2 images) (Darren Ching)
  • Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY – New Directions 2017 (2 images) (Ruth Erickson)
  • TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – 2017 California Open Exhibition (Scott Canty)
  • Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA – 2017 Members' Juried Exhibition (Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts)
2014
  • RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA – The Perimeter of the World, Contemporary Travel Photography (Ann Jastrab and Judy Walgren)
  • The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA – Mainland (Stella Kramer)
  • Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA – 2014 Juried Exhibition (2 images) (Diana L. Daniels)
  • Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT – Five Elements (Eddie Soloway)
  • Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR – New Color Photography (Kelli Pennington)
2013
  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA – 2013 Statewide Photography Competition/Exhibition (Preston Metcalf)
2010
  • Graniterock Design Center, Cupertino, CA – Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, Back to School
  • Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA – Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, Back to School
2009
  • Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI – Landscapes and Portraits of the Islands
  • Art Vistas Unlimited, Los Gatos, CA – 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, San Francisco, CA – Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, Back to School

BOOKS
2021
  • Fauxliage, Daylight Books

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS
2021
  • L.A. Photo Curator/N.Y. Photo Curator, 2020 Top 40 Images Submitted, by Laurie Freitag
2020 2019
  • Fraction Magazine, 11th Anniversary Issue, May 2019, Issue 122
2018
  • PDN Photo of the Day, August 30
  • Lenscratch, Lies at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center
2017
  • All-About-Photo.com, Annette LeMay Burke: Fauxliage, by Ann Jastrab
  • Don't Take Pictures, Photo of the Day, October 23
  • F-Stop Magazine, Americana @ CPAC
  • The Eye of Photography, Americana
  • Tour Les Jours Curieux, Fauxliage
  • CENTER Santa Fe, Web Marketing
2014 2013 2009
Education
1987
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, CA