Nancy Borowick


She is a graduate of the documentary photography and photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography and holds a degree in anthropology from Union College. Over the previous 10 years Nancy narrowed the focus her work, telling stories of illness and personal relationships, using compassion, humility and trust as tools to connect with, and explore the lives of her subjects. Nancy’s most recent focus has been her parents’ battles with cancer.

Nancy is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Newsday, and Corbis and her work has also been featured in the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times Lens Blog, CNN, National Geographic PROOF, Time Magazine, Photo District News, The Washington Post, Stern Magazine and Newsweek Japan. She was recently awarded the Arnold Newman Prize in New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, received the Eddie Adams Workshop Award in Innovation in Visual Storytelling and was awarded Honorable Mention in the NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition in the Contemporary Issues Story category. In 2014, Borowick was named one the Best of ASMP featured photographers as well as one of Lens Culture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents.

Her "Cancer Family, Ongoing" project was presented at the Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, France in 2014 and the following year, 2015, was exhibited at the festival. Her work has also been exhibited at the Look 3 Photography Festival in the USA, the Obscura Photo Festival in Malaysia, the Angkor Photography Festival in Cambodia, the Guatephoto Festival in Guatemala, the Oberstdorfer Fotogipfel Photofestival in Germany and the International Photo Festival Leiden in Holland. In 2016, Nancy presented at the Norrlandsdagarna Photo Festival in Sweden and the work will also be exhibited at the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germany.

Nancy Borowick