A documentary and travel photographer, based in New York City, Nancy has traveled extensively across Asia and South America, using her camera to lure people into the eyes of her subjects as well as into the places that lure her. She has produced numerous documentary projects for medical campaigns such as The Smile Train as well as for many not for profit and corporate assignments.
Some of her other projects have included: visiting an orphanage in the Great Rift Valley, a Masai Village in Tanzania, and local weavers, fishermen and parents transporting their children in 'school boats' on Lake Inle, Myanmar. In Varanasi, India, she observed the vast activities occurring on the holy river. Bathers, clothes washers and coffee sippers alongside people praying, all deeply engaged with the river. From dawn's earliest light, into the privacy of dusk during a cremation ceremony, the entire experience leaves a colorful and vivid imprint.
Nancy's interests are in visiting people, in their villages, in their cities, and in the rural, off the beaten path places within our global village. She started photographing at nine with her brownie camera. She been working with lens-based media ever since, forever intrigued by still and moving imagery. She is passionate about people, their surroundings, their psyches and in capturing their visual stories.
Some of Nancy's current clients include: The Smile Train, Surgical Volunteers International, Dengue Relief Foundation, Amazon Outreach, Hands Help, Changing Children's Lives, The Ruth Paz Foundation, The American Diabetes Association, New York Life, Noble House Hotels, Innovation Insurance Group, Multicultural Marketing Resources and Christie's Auction and Private Sales. She has been prized and awarded at various exhibitions and institutions such as the East End Arts Council, Katonah Museum of Art, New York Council on the Arts, International Photo Awards, and the School of Visual Arts. Nancy is available for assignment work.
Nancy received her MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media, from the School of Visual Arts and her BA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She completed certification in Field Video Production from MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network).
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Katonah Museum Artists Association (KMAA), East End Arts Council (EEAC), The Asia Society, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Dengue Relief Foundation, Hands Help Inc., The Smile Train, Changing Children's Lives, Inc., Manhattan Neighborhood Network. and Social Documentary Network.
Additional portfolios available upon request.
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