ABOUT NANCY ORI
The images were made in Venice while Ori was preparing to teach a workshop there. In general, her style is straight forward and documentary while working with strong compositions of landscape and architecture. She is considered to be a representational artist with an emphasis on capturing light and its effects on the mood and atmosphere of a particular place and time.
“I was inspired by the soft light revealing the textures and activities around me. I strive to work with how the light is constantly changing. Positive and negative space and the simplicity of each statement is important in my black and white images,” said Ori.
Since 1970, Nancy Ori has traveled throughout the world working on various photographic and video projects which has given her the opportunity to explore many popular and cherished places with her cameras. In 1980 and 1982, she was fortunate to study with Ansel Adams in Yosemite and then began teaching at his workshop for eight seasons.
She is respected for over three decades as a corporate photographer and video producer for New Jersey Media Center LLC in Berkeley Heights, NJ. She enjoys teaching photography workshops in the US and Europe as well as tutoring privately throughout the year. She is presently on the faculty of several museums in New Jersey. In 1990, she established the New Jersey Heritage Workshop Series, which she holds annually in Cape May for photographers and other artists. Ori’s work has been widely published and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe.