The people of the Lowcountry fascinate me. Their lives are rich with southern flavor. I am thrilled to get this opportunity to document and honor them in the Palmetto Portraits Project.
Growing up in Massachusetts, Nancy first caught the photography bug while reading Life magazine at age six. She then asked for her first camera, a Polaroid Swinger, but instead received a mint green Girl Scout Brownie camera. After studying documentary photography at The Art Institute of Boston and freelancing for several years, Nancy moved to Charleston and got a job as a photographer for the City Paper, where she worked for seven years. Nancy has won several national AAN awards for her photo essays on local artists, the East Side, and the Gullah community.