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Nancy Newberry
Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings

Nancy Newberry is a Dallas based artist and photographer. Her performative portraiture investigates individuation, specifically focusing on cultural and social systems of belonging. Her work is deeply personal, exploring narratives of identity, myth and memory as the foundation of her practice.

She has received many honors and awards from both publications and institutions. Most recently she has received The Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Grant (2020); The British Journal of Photography Female in Focus Award (2019); The Griffin Museum of Photography, Richards’ Family Trust Award (2018); The International Festival of Photography, Hyeres, France, Grand Prix Finalist; PhotoEspaña Madrid Descubrimientos Prize; Kolga Photo Award, Tbilisi, Georgia; PhotoVisa Award, Krasnodar, Russia; FotoFest Houston, Discovery of the Meeting Place; and The National Portrait Gallery, London, Taylor Wessing Portrait Exhibition (2012, 2017).

Ms. Newberry has been profiled and published widely including in The Guardian, British Journal of Photography, New York Times, M Le magazine du Monde, i-D, PDN, and American Photo amongst others. Her work resides in major public and private collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Spain; City of Houston; Houston Airports; and Villa Noailles, Hyères, France. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and China.

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