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DINING ALONE In the Company of Solitude

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Nancy Scherl
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'DINING ALONE In the Company of Solitude,' (series and forthcoming book), highlights the experience of being alone in public. Scherl uses peopled restaurant interiors as a metaphor to portray the complexities and universality of solitude. The work spans over three decades, culminating during the Covid-19 Pandemic, reminding us all of the fragility of life and bringing our isolation into sharp focus. World-wide, we all seemed to also be connected by our vulnerability. Perhaps these timeless and timely photographs will serve as a reminder that we came to us terms with our aloneness.

Nancy Scherl is a fine art photographer based in New York City. She draws from pictorial and street photography genres to create her staged and cinematic portraits. As provocateur, she lures viewers into her visual worlds, designed to intrigue viewers into considering anew their formerly trusted points of view and aspects of the human condition.

Nancy completed an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media at New York City's School of Visual Arts, following her undergraduate studies in documentary and fine art photography at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Awards Among other awards, Nancy's work earned a place in Photolucida 2018 Critical Mass Top 200; received two 2016 first place awards in the Moscow International Foto Awards and a Bronze Award in the 2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards. In 2015, she received an Honorable Mention (Professional; Special Effects) from Moscow International Foto Awards; from the International Photography Awards and from the
International Photography Awards (Professional, Fine Art; Other).
For additional details please visit the artist's website – www.nancyascherlfineart.com