Protecting our Tomorrows

Portraits of Meningococcal Disease

In September 2013 Anne Geddes began a photographic series featuring survivors of meningococcal disease. The campaign has seen Anne partner with meningococcal disease support groups from around the world, photographing families across three continents who have experienced the impact of meningococcal disease.

About the Project

Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease is a beautifully rendered digital book that features portraits of 15 families from three different continents. Captured by Anne Geddes over a period of six months involving her trademark elegant and ethereal style, each picture conveys the profound long-term impact meningococcal disease can have on individuals and families.

Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease is a global awareness campaign that aims to broaden awareness about the threat of meningococcal disease and the importance of prevention, through inspirational photographs that highlight powerful stories of survival and loss.

Meningococcal Australia is proud to be the Australian partner and together with Anne conducted the first photo shoot in Sydney during September 2013. This was followed by photo shoots in London in December 2013 and Toronto in January 2014.

This first of its kind e-book is now available for free download now in Australia via iTunes. Click here to view the eBook.

The Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease’ campaign is supported by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics.

Picture & Video Galleries

Watch the ‘behind the scenes’ videos from the Australian Anne Geddes photo shoot featuring three brave meningococcal disease survivors.

Protecting our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease eBook

About Anne Geddes

Anne Geddes is one of the world’s most respected photographers, creating images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed and beloved. Her photographs have appeared around the world in her many books and calendars. Anne’s work has been published in 84 countries and her books have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide.

Anne has a history of philanthropy, founding The Geddes Philanthropic Trust with her husband Kel in 1992, in conjunction with the release of her then first calendar. The Foundation aims to raise funds and awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect worldwide.

Anne also has a special relationship with Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, particularly the Grace Ward, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which specialises in caring for babies with surgical, cardiac and complex medical conditions.
In 2011, Anne formed a partnership with the United Nation’s ‘Every Woman Every Child’ initiative, which is dedicated to making the health and welfare of pregnant women and newborn children a global priority. Anne was also appointed to be the Global Advocate for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, which provides access to basic life-saving immunisations to children in the developing world.

Visit for more information on Anne’s many activities and achievements.

Protecting our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease eBook

Link to eBook

Protecting our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease eBook is available now for free download via iTunes.

Protecting our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease eBook

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© Meningococcal Australia. 2013.