Nancy Newhall: A Literacy of Images

Nancy Newhall: A Literacy of Images

IT IS WITH MUCH PLEASURE that we introduce another aspect of Nancy’s work: her own photographic works. Few people are aware that Nancy’s involvement in photography went beyond the written word. Beaumont Newhall wrote in his introduction in the Nancy Newhall tribute issue of Untitled, published by the Friends of Photography in 1976.

Nancy’s own photography is little known. Her main concern for the last 30 years of her life was working closely with photographers in the production of book magazine articles and exhibitions; she was reluctant to put forth her own photography, yet without her mastery of the medium she could not have understood its accomplishments and potentials as she did.

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, under the directorship of Deborah Klochko, presents a major retrospective and companion publication of her photographs and contributions to the history of photography entitled, Nancy Newhall: A Literacy of Images. The exhibition can be viewed on their website at The publication will be available by the beginning of December.

Publisher: Museum of Photographic Arts, CA
Publishing date: December 2008

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