Author, teacher, professional photographer, and exhibitor, Nancy Ori obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Elmira, NY and MS degree in Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She worked for 25 years for Ciba-Geigy and Novartis Pharmaceuticals as their corporate photographer and manager of Video and Photographic Services. Ori is currently the owner of NJ Media Center LLC in Berkeley Heights, where she continues to do product, portrait, food, and event photography. She also enjoys exhibiting her photographs and teaching photography workshops throughout the US, Cuba and Europe. Nancy was taught by Ansel Adams and then affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in California. In Jersey, she is currently on the faculty of numerous museums and teaches privately.