Cuba: Live It, Love It, Shoot It!

In February of 2015, Nancy Ori led two photography workshops to Cuba. This is her new fine art black and white portfolio on the people, architecture and landscape of Cuba. See also the color selection under the heading of Locations from the menu bar. Contact for more info on her photography workshops in Cuba in 2016, as well as New Zealand in March 2016, and other workshop offerings.


Nancy J. Ori's work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the globe and she has been chosen to participate in the prestigious 1995 New Jersey Fine Arts Annual at the Morris Museum in Morristown; Art in New Jersey at the Ben Shahn Gallery in Wayne; Distinguished Artists Series at the Essex Fine Arts Gallery in Montclair; and the Newark Arts Council Mentor/Celebrity Artist Program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. She has work in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art.

Nancy has participated in over 100 solo exhibits and 300 group shows. Received numerous awards & grants including: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005 HEART Grants from Union Cty Freeholders, 2004 Woman of Excellence Award in Arts & Humanities from Union County.

Photographing in the West Coast tradition of her long-time mentor, Ansel Adams, Nancy expresses her own interpretation of the landscape and architecture. Her photographs reveal a love of light, shadow and form in natural and man-made settings. They are powerful documentations of beauty in the landscape and composition of architecture.

"Since 1970, I have traveled throughout the world working on various photographic and video projects which has given me the chance to explore many popular and cherished places with my cameras. Landscape and architecture has become a source of inspiration and discovery. In 1978 and 1980, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Ansel Adams in California and then teach at the Ansel Adams Workshop on a number of occasions. Through this association I was exposed to Ansel's philosophy on preservation and documentation of the landscape and learned a special respect and love of light and shadow.

I invite you to review the many portfolios featured on this site. They are the type of photographs that I love to make. Looking at culture, artifacts, abstracts, environments and then combining those observations with my craft is what I strive for. I love black and white photography because of its ability to make powerful and straight forward statements. The sepia tone gives them a warmth that I prefer. My work flow begins before I take the camera out of the bag. I walk around a place until I find a way to use design, light and shadow to my best advantage. Those thoughts are carried through capture to post manipulations to make each subject unique to its own timeless narrative."

In permanent art collections at: Novartis Corporation, NYC; Ilford Photo Corp., Paramus; Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus; Noyes Museum, Oceanville; Newark Museum, Newark; Merrill Lynch, Princeton, NJ; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and American Cyanamid Company, Princeton. Numerous international private collections.

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The Hahnemuhle Fine Art Inkjet Papers are the exclusive choice for printing images for exhibition by Nancy Ori. They are also featured at many of her workshops where image printing and finishing are part of the program or in the case of the Handcoloring of Inkjet Photographs Workshop where they are top of the list of recommended substrate image material.
The Lensbaby products are being used at the New Jersey Media Center workshops that have anything to do with hands-on shooting where students can play with the latest creative lens techniques.
Wacom Tablets are used for all image manipulations during teaching sessions and preparing images for exhibition.

Please call for more information on the many up-coming art and photography workshops, regular classes, private tutoring, exhibits, or print purchases. Visit the other websites listed under the About tab.

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