Nancy J. Ori

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Nancy J. Ori, Photographer, Instructor and Event Producer for New Jersey Media Center LLC and the Cape May Painting and Photography Workshops.

Nancy J. Ori obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Elmira, NY where she became increasingly interested in film and photography. She received an MS degree in Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Ori, owner of New Jersey Media Center, LLC in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, is respected internationally as an industrial photographer and video producer for over 30 years. She also enjoys teaching photography classes and workshops each year throughout the United States and Europe. Nancy has been affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in California. She is also on the faculty of the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts in Summit, Peters Valley Craftsman in Layton, Morris Museum in Morristown, Somerset Art Association in Bedminster and the Watchung Adult School in New Jersey. In 1990, she established The New Jersey Heritage Workshops, a series of painting and photography workshops, which she holds, each spring in Cape May. And in 1995 she established the New Jersey Photography Forum, which is a group of professional and semi-professional photographers that meet regularly to discuss their work as well as exhibit within the state. Since inception, the Forum has grown under Nancy’s direction to become the largest group of exhibiting fine art photographers in the state and has now expanded to include the new Digital Arts Group of the New Jersey Photography Forum.

Photographing in the West Coast tradition of her long-time mentor, Ansel Adams, she 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. The haunting ruins, magical landscapes, celebrated churches as well as the obscure are transformed into powerful documentations of the land and humanity’s intrusion into the landscape. The photographs speak to the timelessness of the land, it’s spirit and the simple, poignant architecture that was inspired and challenged by Nature.

“Since 1970, I have traveled throughout the world working on various photographic and video projects which has given me the opportunity to explore many popular and cherished places with my cameras. These years of labor have taken me again and again to the American West and Europe. Landscape and architecture has become a source of inspiration and discovery.”

Ms. Ori’s work is widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and has also been chosen to participate in the 1995 New Jersey Fine Arts Annual at the Morris Museum, Morristown; Art in New Jersey 1996, Ben Shahn Galleries, Wayne; Distinguished Artists Series, Essex Fine Arts Gallery, Montclair; 1997 Newark Arts Council Mentor/Celebrity Artist Program, New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Received numerous awards and grants including: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 HEART Grants from Union County Freeholders, 2004 Woman of Excellence Award in Arts and Humanities from Union County.

In permanent art collections at: In New Jersey: Ilford Photo Corp., Paramus; Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus; Noyes Museum, Oceanville; Newark Museum, Newark; Merrill Lynch, Princeton; American Cyanamid Company, Princeton; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Novartis Corporate Headquarters, NYC and Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Numerous international private collections. Please call for information on classes, workshops, portfolios or private tutoring.






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