"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 conversations and actions. I am an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of culture and community."
Nancy Lehrer 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. She has studied photography from several American photography masters including Jay Maisel, Sam Abell, and Gerd Ludwig. She has received several local awards and lectures on photography in the Ventura County area.