I set out to capture daily life and interactions. These life events are sometimes celebratory but more often commonplace. They are made up of simple scenes, conversations and actions. Concentrating on layers, color, and gesture I aim to weave a specific action in with its backdrop. I am an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of today’s culture and community.


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Nancy Lehrer, is an independent photographer based in Thousand Oaks, California and has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life. Her earliest photojournalist recognition came at a summer camp at the young age of 10 where, armed with her father’s Kodak Brownie camera, she earned the position of camp-photographer documenting the summer’s activities. Although she holds Masters degrees in Music and Computer Science, she has always held on to her passion for photography. Nancy has studied photography from several American photography masters including Jay Maisel, Sam Abell, Gerd Ludwig, and Arthur Meyerson. She has received several local awards, and she lectures on photography in Los Angeles and  Ventura County California.

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Awards and Exhibits

January 2018: The Meeting and Moving Day. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont – The Decisive Moment. Juror Sam Abell  https://photoplacegallery.com/decisive-moment/

January 2018: Little Man, L.A. Curator “Street Shooting”. Honorable Mention, Juror Julia Dean. Online exhibit http://www.laphotocurator.com/

November 2017: City of Angels (solo exhibit 17 prints). Four Friends Gallery, Thousand Oaks California.

June 2017: Cuban Farm Roosters, Ojai Arts Center Photo Exhibit, 2nd Place. Exhibit includes works featuring the theme “The Animal Kingdom”. Jurors Jeffrey Crussel, Dr. Linda Bogart.                                    

February 2017: For Hire, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont – The Color of Light. Honorable Mention. Juror Arthur Meyerson

February 2017: Photos from Japan. Four Friends Gallery, Thousand Oaks California.

January 2017: Neighbor Envy, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont – Composed. Juror Sam Abell

August 2015: Featured Photographer Los Angeles Center of Photography

July 2015: Los Angeles Center for Photography, Annual Members Exhibit at DNJ Gallery in Bergamot Station. Santa Monica CA

June 2015: Ojai Arts Center Photo Exhibit – Honorable Mention. Exhibit included works featuring the theme “Peace”. Ojai CA

February 2015:  Los Angeles Center for Photography, First Annual Street Shooting Exhibit. Hollywood CA. Juror Sam Abell

July 2014: Havana Morning, Ojai Arts Center Photo Exhibit, 1st Place. Exhibit included works featuring the theme “Long Lasting”. Ojai CA. Juror Serge Aragonés



The Downtown L.A. Photography Challenge with John Free: A weekend documenting downtown Los Angeles. 2017

Life at the Gardens: Documenting my parents transition from their home of over 50 years to an assisted living senior apartment. 2015

Ireland Impressions: Ireland as most often experienced… through a rain soaked window. Blurb 2015.

2-MegaPixels or Less is a book devoted to the exploration of cell phone photography before the iPhone. It is a collection of work consisting exclusively of images taken with a 2MP cell phone. Blurb 2008

Los Angeles, Yesterday Today is a photo documentary work of today’s culture against the backdrop of what is left of Los Angeles early 20th century architecture in downtown Los Angles, Hollywood, and Santa Monica. Blurb 2008

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