A native of South Georgia, Anna Gage Norton received her MFA in photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2005. Previously, Norton completed the Resident Program at Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media) and her BA in anthropology from Tulane University.
Norton’s work deals with her relationship to place and centers around questions of historical and geological time, the animate and inanimate, permanence and transience. She exhibits in solo and group shows regionally and throughout the US, including a site-specific video installation, Living Space, at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. A selection of her video stills is published in Elements of Photography by Angela L Faris-Belt, and her video work is published in Rebekah Modrak’s Reframing Photography with companion website as well as Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art. Her most recent documentary photography project is featured in Aint-Bad Magazine, Murze Magazine and Oxford American Magazine’s “Eyes on the South,” and she is a 2021 Puffin Grant recipient.
After a decade of teaching undergraduate and high school level photography in the mid-Atlantic region, Norton has returned to the South and now lives in Highlands, North Carolina where she continues her photography and videography for her personal and professional work.