Photographer Anne Menke is a free spirit whose work occupies a unique realm where high fashion meets bohemian travel. Her editorial stories exude a sense of glamour, often against backdrops of far flung exotic locales. She photographs couture on the mountains of Peru, and beauty contests on the plains of Mongolia. Somehow she is an insider wherever she goes; her eye for the authentic brings her viewers along on the journey.
Menke was born in Germany, she lived and worked in London, Paris, and New York City. She currently splits her time between New York and Sayulita, Mexico; a perfect base for her frequent photography excursions. It’s also where she surfs and the home of the green school she created, The Costa Verde International School.
Her work can be seen worldwide in Vogue, Elle, Conde Nast Traveler, Self, Sports Illustrated, and W magazines, among others. Menke also photographs for other clients, including Banana Republic, Rachel Roy, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Keds, Clarins, L’Oreal, J Crew, Macy’s, Nike and Aveda.
In 2001 Anne published a photography book Our New York in conjunction with Tommy Hilfiger. Her 2012 book, See the World Beautiful, with a foreword by Hilfiger, was selected as one of Oprah's favorite books of the season and was featured in the New York Times Style section.