Nancy Libson grew up in New England and lives and works in Washington, DC. She is a documentary and commercial photographer. In addition to photographing, she is also the founder and teacher at Documentary Photography workshops where she teaches week-long workshops throughout the US. 

With regard to personal projects her primary interest is to explore communities. It is the combination of artistry with the camera, telling stories and learning about people and place that has the greatest appeal. Projects include Organic Farm, Migrant Farm Worker, Houseboat, Chinatown, Iceland and Third Grade Classroom.  

Nancy has exhibited her photos nationally and internationally.
Recent exhibits and publications include:


  • PhotoIreland Festival- Dublin, Ireland -8 images selected as part of a group exhibition

  • House of Sweden, Washington, DC - Solo Exhibition sponsored by the Embassy of Iceland

  • Deiglan Gallery Akureyri, Iceland with Listhus Residency

  • Publication: District Lines Volume V - selected image published by Politics and Prose, Washington, DC

Past selected exhibits, publications, collections and awards include: 
Galerie St Benezet in Avignon, France.
Harvard University Fogg art Museum, Cambridge, MA- solo exhibit
Arlington Arts Center- Arlington, VA  Spring Solo Exhibit
Japan Information and Culture Center, Washington, DC- group exhibit

Library of Congress- Eight images purchased

Fulbright Memorial Scholar in Japan

How to Flatten A Mountain with Cowhouse Studios- Ireland (2018)
Selected Residencies- Nordic Countries  (2016-18)

Public Relations photography has taken Nancy to Capitol Hill for meetings at the White House, Senate and House buildings as well as other venues within and outside of the Washington, DC metro area.

Nancy Libson has photographed for a variety of for-profit and non profit  organizations to include education organizations, embassies, international agencies and travel magazines. Clients include National Geographic Traveler, World Vision and Corporation for National Service.