Competition: US & Canada
Nancy Floyd’s work explores the aging female body, the passage of time, barren landscapes, and trees. She uses photography, video, and mixed-media to address the ways in which lens-based media can connect deeply with experience and memory.
Floyd has received numerous grants and awards including the 2019 International Center of Photography / GOST Books First Photo Book Award, a 2018 Aaron Siskind Photography Fellowship, and a 2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship. In 2021, Floyd’s 39-year self-portrait series, Weathering Time, was published by ICP/GOST. The book was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and shortlisted for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award. Her manuscript, She’s Got a Gun, was published by Temple University Press in 2008.
Floyd’s artwork is in the collection of the High Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Lightwork, and in numerous private collections.
Floyd holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA from Columbia College Chicago, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She is Emerita Professor in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Floyd was raised in Texas and now calls Bend, Oregon her home.