In the early 1990s Annette Fournet began to photograph in Eastern Europe. Fascinated by the atmosphere of 'suspended time' cause by the isolation of the Iron Curtain, Fournet witnessed the many changes in the former Czech Republic following the ''Velvet Revolution.'' She found herself photographing, with a sense of nostalgia and regret, the transition--the disappearance of conditions both good and bad in the onslaught of change. She continues to photograph in Eastern Europe and America, investigating what the photographer C J Laughlin described as ''the mystery of the ordinary,'' and the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, the natural evolution of things from or toward nothingness
Annette Elizabeth Fournet has exhibited her photography at galleries and museums in France, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Great Britain and the United States.
Her work is included in public and corporate collections such as the Bibliotheque Nationale, San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Prague House of Photography, Dum Fotografie Slovakia, Moravska Trebova Museum, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Mississippi Museum of Art, City of New Orleans Percent for Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana State Permanent Collection, Nielsen & Bainbridge Corporation, Jefferson Pilot Communications, and the Hyde Corporation.
In the U.S. her work is represented by the Joseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego, CA; Thomas Deans Gallery, Atlanta, GA; and AfterImage Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Annette Fournet lives in Memphis, Tennessee and in Prague, Czech Republic. She is currently teaching photography at the University of Memphis.