Nancy Spencer, Eric Renner Bios

Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner are internationally known for their pinhole photography, 3-D assemblages and workshops in pinhole photography. They have worked both individually and collaboratively for many years and were married for 31 years. Eric died in April, 2020 after a short illness. Nancy  continues to live in the Mimbres Valley, 45 miles east of Silver City, New Mexico.

Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner were co-directors of Pinhole Resource Inc., a nonprofit archive and educational organization dedicated to sharing information about pinhole photography. Nancy is continuing to operate the resource center. They also co-edited Pinhole Journal, published three times a year from 1985-2006. They have given educational lectures and workshops internationally in China, Japan, Poland, France, Italy, Greece, Argentina, Germany, and Canada. Their photographs and assemblages are exhibited in major collections throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the California Museum of Photography, the National Gallery of Canada, The George Eastman House, and Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris. They are the recipients of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Scandinavian Foundation, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation.

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