Some snapshots of work-life before the pandemic.
A Brief History from Anna's Perspective
2008 - started sharing Sony point-and-shoot photos on Facebook
2009 - started using "Min Enterprises" for ventures including hosting shows as an MC, DJing, and hair styling under 'Dr. Min's Butch Cutz' to pay for expenses during college; graduated in the Great Recession
2010 - started a Facebook Page for Min Enterprises
2011 - left an accounting job to work in fundraising while photographing events during evenings & weekends and serving as an executive board member of PFund Foundation.
2012 - officially registered as an LLC, covered Minnesota's marriage amendment, joined the Professional Photographers of America
2013-2015 - volunteered on boards and committees, photographed to the point of exhaustion and injury, took a big medical trip to South Korea
2016 - recognized as Young Alumni of the Year by Macalester College for contributions in photography, started focusing on healthy living habits
2017 - taught photography, spoke on arts / entrepreneurship / social change, and served on grant panels; focused on health
2018 - profiled by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for outstanding LGBTQ leadership as a Business of Pride honoree, took three whole weeks off from full-time photography; worked on mental health
2019 - received a Business Leader of the Year Award from Twin Cities Quorum, joined Macalester's Alumni Board, and received a scholarship from PFund to create SoKo Spa, an LGBTQ-inclusive Korean Spa business
2020 - enjoyed a break from event photography and went outside a lot
2021 - read tons of books and figured out the meaning of life
2022 - tomorrow's history is being written through today's actions!
“Anna Min’s photography is pure poetry. Her eye brings poise and power to the moments that she frames in her pictures.” -Arleta Little
“Anna is a dream. We worked with Min Enterprises for a fast-paced fundraising event and the photos are incredible. Not only is Anna a fabulous communicator (expectations are clearly laid out), they also are highly skilled at capturing the energy of a room. We highly recommend them and their team!” -Family Tree Clinic
"I have known Anna to be an incredibly competent, creative and energetic photographer to work with. Anna has a unique ability to capture action shots that demonstrate the true character of the subject and the moment. I will continue to work with this dedicated professional in the future.” -CM Andrea Jenkins
"Anna Min's photos are a rare gift. She captures moments of vibrance and vulnerability that reveal our humanity. Her lens is fierce and tender, careful and loving. The photos she took of our reading reflect (and respect) all the joy, intensity, and community that we felt that night. We're so grateful for the images she captures and brings into with the world." -JBH
"If you are looking to take your visual content to the next level, then I highly recommend Anna Min as your photographer.” -Stephannie Lewis