Photographer Annie Krause dies of cancer |

Photographer Annie Krause dies of cancer

Daily Staff Report
Anne Krause

Anne Krause, a Boulder photographer who often shot skiing events in Vail, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday. She was 53.

Krause, of Anne Krause Photography, was born Nov. 21, 1952, in Bronxville, N.Y., the first child of Dorothy (Wilce) Krause and Robert Krause. The family moved to Novelty, Ohio, before settling in Hudson, Ohio, where Krause graduated from Hudson High School with honors in 1971.

Annie attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for three years before taking a year off from school. Upon her return, she transferred to the University of Colorado and graduated in 1976 with a degree in art history. She then backpacked through Europe for three months before starting her photography career.

For many years, Annie worked with Rich Clarkson’s National Geographic photography workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and with renown wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen.

Krause’s photographs were featured in national magazines, including Sunset, Outside, SKI, Outdoor, Bicycling Men’s Journal, and product catalogs for companies such as Patagonia, Kelty, Descente, Spyder, Pearl Izumi and Power Bar.

Krause traveled frequently, visiting South America, Europe, Australia and Mexico. She also enjoyed hiking, biking, working out and swimming with dolphins. Three months prior to her death, she took a long awaited trip to Hawaii, one of her favorite destinations, friends say.

Her hallmark was creating unique nicknames for her vast network of friends, said her sister, Susan “LD” Alderson.

“Our entire family had nicknames. So did her friends,” Alderson said. “She always had a knack for coming up with unique nicknames and had a wild way of composing them. You were definitely in the inner circle if you had a nickname. After awhile, you knew that person only by their nickname.”

Krause is survived by her parents, Robert and Dorothy Krause of Dublin, Ohio; brother Robert “Petey” Krause of Atlanta; sister Susan “LD” Alderson and her husband, John and their son, Teague, of Eagle; niece Meghan Barton, her husband Travis, and son Braden Woodworth Barton of Eagle; niece Sarah Lombardi and her son Ryan James Lombardi of Eagle; and many friends.

A celebration of Krause’s life will be held July 16. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Krause’s name to Heifer, International at, an organization providing animals for food and income to needy families in countries around the world.

Donations may also be made to the charity of your choice.

Vail, Colorado

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