Nancy J. Ori obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Elmira, NY and an MS degree in Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She worked for 25 years for Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals as their in-house corporate photographer and manager of Video and Photography Services for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Ori is now the owner of New Jersey Media Center, LLC in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey where she continues to do product, portrait, and food photography. She also enjoys teaching photography globally as well as exhibiting her fine art photographs. Nancy was taught by Ansel Adams and then affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in California. She is currently on the faculty of several museums and teaches privately. In 1995, she founded the New Jersey Photography Forum, which over the years under Ori’s direction, has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. Ori’s work has been widely collected and exhibited in museums & galleries throughout the globe & has been chosen to participate in numerous grant projects and fine art exhibits. Her work is in numerous permanent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Along with exhibiting her own work, Ori has curated and juried hundreds of exhibits for a wide variety of venues internationally.