Born in Poland, Anna Karpinski immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of eight. She obtained an Honours BA in Political Theory and Russian Literature from York University and then began to travel the world writing and taking documentary photographs. In 1995 she returned to live in Poland for a year. Since then Anna has lived in Toronto, New York City, Austin, Texas and presently resides in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with her husband and daughter. Her photographs have been exhibited in Canada and the U.S. and published in newspapers and international magazines. A book of documentary images on the fleeting months of a PEI Summer, titled A Good Summer was published by Acorn Press. Anna has taught courses on documentary photography at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, The Guild and Holland College in Charlottetown.