MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 –On Thursday, world-renowned children’s photographer Anne Geddes hosted her first official gallery exhibition in the United States at The Moore Building in the Miami Design District. Her work was on display and for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Fetal Care program.

Anne’s imagery, which singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children, embodies her deeply held belief that every child deserves to be “protected, nurtured and loved”.

Born in 1956 to a cattle farming family in Queensland, Australia, Anne was one of five siblings. With no art schools or mentors in the area to train the aspiring visionary as a photographer, the motivated and curious self-starter took her first inspirations from Life Magazine.

At the age of 25, Anne and Kel Geddes moved to Hong Kong where they married and she began taking her first photographs with a Pentax K1000. The first Geddes baby images were taken of their daughter, Stephanie, for a family Christmas card. The card was very well received, and that was the start of the iconic signature style of Anne Geddes.

In 2017, the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation inducted Anne into its Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame for her dedication to the health and wellbeing of children worldwide. Since then, she and Kel have made multiple visits to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, spending time with, and snapping pictures of, patients and their families.

When asked about her commitment to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Anne replied, “I’ve always had a connection with a children’s hospital in whichever country we were living in at the time, and I consider myself a global advocate of children. I take pride in photographing babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in various countries and telling stories through those images.”

Anne’s stay in Miami will conclude with another visit to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital where she will interact with patients and their families. She will be photographed by aspiring photographer and former Nicklaus Children’s Hospital patient, Harrison Breslow, honor student nominated for the Silver Knight Award.

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About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation:

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation (NCHF) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, NCHF, now a part of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists.