Nancy Ori

Nancy J. Ori obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Elmira, NY and an MS degree in Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.  She worked for 25 years for Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals as their in-house corporate photographer and manager of Video and Photography Services.

Since 2001, Ori has been the owner of New Jersey Media Center, LLC in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey where she continues to do product, portrait, and food photography.  She also enjoys teaching photography globally as well as exhibiting her fine art photographs. Nancy was taught by Ansel Adams and then affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in CA as a teaching assistant. She then started her own workshop company for photography and other mediums and invited dozens of art teachers to join her in Cape May, NJ to teach workshops each spring for 28 years. She now enjoys teaching digital photography workshops and running photography tours globally, which she has been doing since 2006.

In 1994, she founded the New Jersey Photography Forum, which over the years under Ori’s direction, has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state.

Ori’s work has been widely collected and exhibited in museums & galleries throughout the globe & has been chosen to participate in numerous grant projects and fine art exhibits. Her work is in permanent museum and corporate collections internationally including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Along with exhibiting her own work, Ori has curated and juried hundreds of exhibits for a wide variety of venues and organizations internationally.

Digital Photography Workshops with Nancy

It has always been important to me to connect people with similar interests and watch them become friends during my workshops and classes. I have been teaching for over 30 years now and have seen fantastic friendships grow within the groups as well as with me personally. I have added many of my students to my extended family. When you get to know people and develop this kind of caring for them, learning becomes easier. Teaching becomes easier.

Part of the success that I have built over the years comes from this camaraderie. All of my assistants have come from these experiences and are now my best friends. I like to offer every student the support necessary to succeed. I put a lot of attention to the details. This is a small operation and I do not take more students than I can handle creating a very unique and supportive environment.

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