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Ana Nance

Ana Nance is a photographer who has made a stop at Nave Oporto to take in the fresh air inbetween globe-trotting and shooting to work on her personal work. 30 years of experience has placed her on the world map with almost 100 countries photographed. Numerous awards, exhibitions, publications, campaigns, public speaking, directing and consulting of which we can now add teaching fill her biography.

She has a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design. What she calls a “Masters Degree” from working and living in New York City for over 10 years as an editor and producer for Sygma Photo Agency, freelance and exhibiting photographer for numerous magazines and newspapers, ICP teacher and darkroom assistant amongst other things.

After relocating to Madrid, Spain she became a collaborater of El Pais Semanal and Marie Claire magazines where she has produced hundreds of assignments worldwide then to be distributed and archive represented by Redux Pictures in New York City. Advertising and marketing campaigns include still photographs and videos for Coca-Cola, Mercedes, Visa, Renault, Movistar, Vodafone, and many more. Personal projects include curatorial collections exhibited in galleries and festivals such as PhotoEspaña, ICP, Art Basel Miami, Paris Photo, etc. Recent awards include Female in Focus with the British Journal of Photography, Tokyo Photo, Lens Culture, and American Photography. Teaching includes workshops at PHE in Madrid, Spain, Madrid Content School, S.C.A.D. in Savannah Georgia, UNWTO in China and Guest Speaker in India and Mexico, and the list goes on. She is also currently the Director of the Masters of Photography Program at IED in Madrid.

Her style is artistic and has always been more in the documentary genre with a humantarian twist based from a background of knowledge not only in fine arts but the history of photography that moved into a contemporary perspective spanning many platforms and will be on-going throughout the years.


She has an exhibition opening on February 2 at Casa Árabe in Madrid called “Fables and Faded Flags” a curated show by Oliva Mária Rubio.

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