“The photographer must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time, or of the traveller who enters a strange country.”

–Bill Brandt.

Photographer Anne Zed feels at home when travelling. In her photography, she combines her interest towards places and people with knowledge and experience gained from travelling in nearly 60 countries.

Her images capture a dialogue between place, people and work in both near and remote cultures. The photographs are impressions of how people live and use their creativity to make what is needed with what is available in their environment.

Her previous work as a geography researcher and teacher is reflected in her images of landscapes, stones and minerals. Instead of a scientific approach of a geographer, she now approaches land from a more sensitive perspective. Her images are visual stories that talk to the heart through emotional and visual observations of cultures.

Anne Zed approaches realities of other people with compassion and empathy. She explores diversity of human life through her images, and observes her subjects through their customs, traditions, crafts and making. As such, her images are insights to gestures of daily life. They are aesthetic experiences that trigger emotion and connect the viewer with the subject.

Anne Zed lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She works on travel photography, portraits, interior and product photography, and film. Zed is specialized in photographing people and crafts and their relation to a place.


Book publishers

Aparté Editions (BE)
Bradt Travel Guides (UK)

Insight Guides (UK)
Renaissance du Livre (BE)

Thames & Hudson (UK)

Condé Nast Traveller (UK)
Juliette & Victor (BE)
Nest (BE)

TLmag (BE)

Archives de la Ville de Bruxelles (BE)

Bpost (BE)

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann (BE)

Commerce Design Brussels (BE)

De Haas Architect (BE)

ODAWO Jewels (BE)

ProMateria / Glass Is Tomorrow (BE)
Sabine Herman Jewels

Starwood (BE)
Véronique Mergeay (BE)


ProMateria & Archibooks: Lise Coirier and Adrian Madlener. Glass Is Tomorrow – Reinventing Glass Art and Design in Europe. 2015.
Aparté Editions: Gérad Bavay. Mons et Nous – Ville et Patrimoine. 2015.
Aparté Editions: Anne Croquet and Laure Eggericx. Bruxelles Tendances. 2013.
Aparté Editions: Anne Croquet & Laure Eggericx. Brussels Creative City. 2013.
De Rouck Publishing: Julie Galand. The Grand Place of Brussels (FR/ DE/ES/EN/JPN). 2013.
La renaissance du Livre: Anne Croquet and Julie Galand. Guide de la Promenade Verte. 2013.
La renaissance du Livre: Anne Croquet and Julie Galand. De Groene Wandeling. 2013.
Best of Publishing: Design in Belgium. 2010.
Bradt Travel Guides: Latvia. 2008.
Bradt Travel Guides: Bulgaria. 2008.
Insight Travel Guides: The Silk Road. 2008.
Insight Travel Guides: Bruges – Smart Guide. 2008.
Thames & Hudson: Style City Paris. 3rd Edition, 2008.
Bradt Travel Guides: Georgia. 2007.
Insight Travel Guides: Southern China & Hong Kong. 2007.
Thames & Hudson: Style City Europe. 2007.
Bradt Travel Guides: Baltic Capitals. 2006.
Insight Travel Guides: Bruges, Antwerp, Gent. 2006.
Insight Travel Guides: Brussels. 2005.
Rough Guide: Belgium & Luxemburg. 2005.


’Et vous? Comment voyez-vous le patrimoine bruxellois?’ Photo competition and exhibition organized by La Direction des Monuments et Sites-Halles Saint-Gery, Brussels, Belgium 2016.

’10th International Film Festival on Crafts FIFMA.’ Official competition, Fondation Ateliers d'Art de France. Paris, France 2016.
’Voyages Voyages.’ Galerie Verhaeren. Brussels, Belgium 2015.
’Making of Studio Monsieur.’ D Days – Festival de Design de Paris, Les Ateliers de Paris. Paris, France 2015.
’Glass Is Tomorrow.’ National Museum. Stockholm, Sweden 2015.

’Glass Is Tomorrow.’ Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne. Saint-Étienne, France 2015.
’Glass Is Tomorrow Meets Nude.’ Milan Design Week. Milan, Italy 2015.

’Glass Is Tomorrow Meets Nude.’ Maison & Objet Paris. Paris, France 2014.

’Glass Is Tomorrow Meets Nude.’ Istanbul Design Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey 2014.