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Anne Geddes
One of the world’s most respected photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. Her photographs have appeared around the world in her many books and calendars. Throughout her career Anne Geddes has continued to give back. In 1992, Anne with her husband, Kel, founded The Geddes Philanthropic Trust to raise funds and awareness worldwide for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2011, Anne was proud to announce her partnership with the United Nation’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which she hopes will continue to help make the health and welfare of pregnant women, and newborn children, a global priority. Anne is also the Global Advocate for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, which aims to provide access to basic life-saving immunizations to children in the developing world. Continuing her advocacy for vaccine access, Anne is also photographing a global campaign titled 'Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease.' Anne’s work has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide. For more information, please visit

Entries by Anne Geddes

Brave Child Survivors of Debilitating Disease Remind Us Why We Want to Fight for Kids Everywhere

(6) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 1:46 PM

This post is part of the Relay for Kids in partnership with SOS Children's Villages. Each time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action) to support children worldwide affected by crisis. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

Over my 30-year career...

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Protecting Our Tomorrows on World Meningitis Day

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 1:40 PM

Protect. Nurture. Love. These three words have served as my mantra and inspiration throughout my 30-year career as a photographer. One emotion that unites all of us as parents is the instinctive drive to ensure that our children are safe and protected. In allowing them to grow and flourish, we...

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Protect, Nurture, Love: The Shared Stories of Women

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 9:00 AM

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $250,000, to the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide in support of MAMA,...

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There's No One Way to Approach Motherhood

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 12:05 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

When you first gaze at your tiny newborn and marvel at the miracle of...

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Child Abuse Royal Commission Launch in Australia

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 2:04 PM

Finally. Last week in Australia marked the launch of our country's historic Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. More than 5,000 people are expected to share their experiences with the Commission and there will be many more who will hopefully gain some sense of justice through the...

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The Human Face of Polio

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 3:48 PM

When you hear the word "polio" do your eyes glaze over and you automatically think of a third world country? If you're like me, lucky enough to be living in a first world country, safely cocooned from the horrors of most deadly diseases, we're at risk of becoming complacent. Many...

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Global Motherhood: Recognize Your Power To Make A Difference

(8) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 12:08 PM

In my role as Global Advocate for the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life initiative, I try not to be overwhelmed by almost insurmountable statistics. In these days that seem to constitute increasing global turmoil and worry, it's easy to feel powerless by facts such as every 20 seconds

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Giving Every Child a Shot@Life

(4) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 1:06 PM

In the first of what I hope to be many more blogs for The Huffington Post, I applaud the efforts of everyone involved with Global Motherhood.

For nearly 30 years the focus of my work has been the photography of newborn babies, founded by my desire to show the world...

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Two Precious Miracles of Life and How They Can Inspire Us

(27) Comments | Posted December 21, 2010 | 8:01 AM

Anne Geddes, inspired to photograph new beginnings in nature and in life, has created a book of new images titled "Beginnings." In her book, Anne includes a photograph of Maneesha holding a precious, prematurely born baby, Gabriella, who is the same weight as Maneesha was -- 1 kilogram,...

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What I Learned from Exploring 'Beginnings' (PHOTOS)

(42) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 8:49 AM

I saw a photograph of a bird's nest, which was an advertisement for what I thought was a photographic exhibition at a small gallery in Sydney. When I arrived, it was a showing of real birds' nests. I was deeply moved by these little nests, their incredible beauty and fragility,...

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