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Nancy Hellebrand – opening reception 10/13/22

Nancy Hellebrand’s photographs have been in multiple shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, Pace/Macgill Gallery, and elsewhere in New York. Her photographs have been in multiple exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. She had a solo exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In London, she had a solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and her work has been shown in several group shows at the Tate Gallery. She’s been awarded a Guggenheim and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Hellebrand has taught photography at University of The Arts and Bucks County Community College in PA, Parsons, The New School in New York and Yale University in New Haven and Norfolk, CT.

Celebratory opening cocktail: Thursday, October 13
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Open to the public
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To learn more about Nancy’s work, join us for the
Meet the artist talk: Wednesday, November 2
6:00 pm Open to the public
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FRIEDAcommunity – A closer look: Nancy Hellebrand
October 13 – November 13
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
FRIEDA 320 Walnut Street

“… Being a photographer my entire adult life, in 2017 I began photographing old women nude to see how they felt about themselves and how they were responding to their aging. I decided to not include faces because they categorically draw our attention, and in these pictures I wanted to see explicitly what the body and gesture revealed. One thing that became clear is that there’s magic in acknowledging and giving an old woman the interest and appreciation our culture reserves for the young. We see each person’s whole life story embedded in her flesh and posture. We see who she is! If this isn’t important, poignant, and beautiful, I don’t know what is.”
N. H.


You can find more of Nancy’s work at FRIEDA at 320 Walnut Street or check her website.