Nancy Marshall, Atlanta native, now lives in McClellanville, South Carolina. She received her M.F.A. in Photography from Georgia State University School of Art and Design in 1996. Marshall’s awards include the NEA/Nexus Grant for Book Arts, a Southern Arts Foundation Fellowship for Photography, an Emory College Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities, and a fellow of the Ossabaw Island Genesis Project and Hambidge Center 2015.
The landscape of the South is changing so fast that it is hard to find what is being lost. The South I carry in my mind has to do with the land, the filtered quality of light, and the deep mystery of the shadows. Photographing with a view camera is slow work, allowing some time for reflection. Sometimes when I am working on an image I have a sense of the familiar. When I photograph people in the landscape, they are usually those that I am close to in some way. I am interested in the qualities of a snapshot with the elements of chance and blur.