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Annie Appel’s photography is an invitation to look closer, and to feel what it means to be human. For over forty years, documenting the lives of those she loves, and loving through the lens of a camera, her work encompasses a variety of cultures, eras, and perspectives. Her own ego is dissolved in the present moment, open and receptive as she embraces the raw honesty of her surroundings. We may remember in partial black and whites, but she gives us the courage to look at the colors enmeshed between, to notice the rich and pungent patterns of life. Her photos are mirrors of the human soul, and often her audience sees themselves more vividly revealed. With Annie’s art, we are not spectators; we are participants.

Annie is a documentary/fine arts photographer whose work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She has a Bachelor's in Fine Art photography from the Art Center College of Design and a Master's from California State University, Fullerton. Most recently, she has been featured in author Leslie Jamison’s collection of essays on obsession, Make it Scream, Make it Burn.

We would like to express our appreciation to photographer Annie Appel for her photograph of Tango dancers that appears on the label of our second Tangovino bottling. 


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