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Annie Marie Musselman

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June 2010 Getty Images Creative Grants

About the project:

Project Partners:
Photographer: Annie Marie Musselman  
Nonprofit: Orangutan Outreach for Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre
Agency: 619 Graphic Design Co.

Project Title: “For the Innocent”

Project description: “For the Innocent” will help bring awareness to the efforts of the Orangutan Outreach for Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre, a nonprofit organization that provides sanctuary for endangered and exploited animals of the cruel wildlife trade in Asia.

Tasikoki is situated in the strategic location of Sulawesi which has been exploited as a consolidation point for illegal shipments of wildlife and wildlife products from Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Papua New Guinea. It is currently the only sanctuary of its kind. Visit www.tasikoki.org, to learn more about Orangutan Outreach for Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre.

This grant will enable Annie Marie Musselman to create new imagery that captures the spirit and beauty of these amazing animals and the dedicated work of the Orangutan Outreach staff.  These images will be used by 619 Graphic Design to redesign Orangutan Outreach’s media and printed materials which will aid in their fundraising efforts and provide education about wildlife trade.

About the photographer:
Annie Marie was born in a quiet town south of Seattle, surrounded by deep forests and cold water. As a child, she trailed behind her father as he captured the landscape in sumo inks and watercolors.  She majored in studio art at a small midwestern college, and spent a year studying photography in Marseilles, France.

Her first personal project, “Finding Trust,” started six years ago at a wildlife sanctuary near Seattle. It has been featured in several magazines and exhibitions that confront the destructive side of human impact on the survival of all wild creatures. Currently she photographing animals in sanctuaries around the world to raise awareness of the fragility and beauty of endangered/indicator species – animals, which if saved, would save countless other species as well.

Annie’s work can be seen in American Photography 25, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Harper Collins, Elle, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times and among other publications. Her work is currently in the Changing Earth exhibition at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Napa Valley, CA. You can view more of her work at www.anniemusselman.com.

About the agency:
619 Graphic Design is an award winning creative agency which serves leaders in the arts, lifestyle and business communities. 619 employs the best elements of modern design and translates them into effective communication tools which serve to build and reinvigorate clients and their brands. They have developed successful, high profile campaigns for TaylorMade-adidas Golf, House of Blues, SeaWorld and numerous other national and international brands. Visit www.619design.com, to learn more about their work.