Nancy Pierce

Nancy Pierce Photography
Photographer

Biography

Photographer Nancy Pierce works on assignment for editorial, corporate and nonprofit clients. She was primary photographer for the Levine Museum of the New South’s permanent exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, and for that museum’s 2009-2010 exhibit, Changing Places. She was commissioned for the award-winning exhibits Families of Abraham photo exhibit at the Levine Museum (2006) and River Docs at the Light Factory (2007).  She has helped community organizations create photography projects to build interracial trust, assess residents’ urban infrastructure needs, and raise awareness about land conservation. Nancy and her husband are the parents of two young adult sons. Her spare time is usually spent bicycling, running, swimming, hiking or kayaking on the Catawba River. Visit her at www.nancypiercephoto.com

Education

Nancy holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Psychology from UNC Charlotte, where she explored using photography as a tool in psychological assessment and treatment.

Expertise

Her photography assignments often reflects her interest in land/water protection, community infrastructure and environmental sustainability.

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 17, 2012
    Photos by Nancy Pierce Click here to read related story.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 17, 2012
    Photos by Nancy Pierce Click here to read related story.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 04, 2012
    Communities around the Charlotte region are building greenways for residents to use for walking, bicycling, hiking and even skating. The Carolina Thread Trail has played an important role in making these new pathways a growing transportation and recreation resource. The Foundation For The...
  • plancharlotte.org
    May 07, 2012
    The Charlotte neighborhoods of Belmont and Villa Heights are experiencing an influx of white, professional residents in search of affordable housing close to uptown. Piedmont Courts, a housing project that dates to the 1940s, is gone, and crime is declining.  Click here to read the article...
  • ui.uncc.edu
    May 07, 2012
    The Charlotte neighborhoods of Belmont and Villa Heights are experiencing an influx of white, professional residents in search of affordable housing close to uptown. Piedmont Courts, a housing project that dates to the 1940s, is gone, and crime is declining.  Click here to read the article...
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 29, 2012
    Although some municipalities use their water towers to make a visual splash – such as the beloved Peachoid in Gaffney, S.C., and the baseball water tower in Fort Mill, S.C. – many others are more subtle, using the towers to offer local slogans or simply to proclaim the town name. In spite of the...
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Dec 21, 2011
    Photographer Nancy Pierce created this photo gallery of some of the murals found in many of the small towns and cities throughout the Charlotte region. Some were 1976 U.S. Bicentennial projects; others are just a few years old:   Kings Mountain: This mural in the Cleveland County town of...
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 22, 2011
    Summer officially ends Friday, and the close of a week of cloudy, unseasonably cool weather marks an occasion to look back and remind ourselves of the Carolinas Piedmont in summer 2011. It was a summer of hail storms, high winds and in some parts, even the fringes of tropical storm Irene....
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 25, 2011
    Historic school buildings exist all around the Charlotte region.  Some are imposing buildings in the center of towns, while others are humble buildings in rural areas.  Here's some information about the structures in this photo gallery: Pleasant Retreat Academy was chartered in...
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 23, 2011
    While they have a long history in the area, farmers markets have seen a burst of activity in the Charlotte region in recent years.  New markets are now springing up inside Charlotte as well as in the towns that ring the center city.  Photographer Nancy Pierce visited several...