Nancy Sirkis was born in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.A, from Hunter College. She has published books of her photographs, including "Pleasures and Palaces" (1962), "One Family" (1971), and "Reflections of 1776: The Colonies Revisited" (1974); has had her work published in many magazines, and has exhibited photographs in numerous galleries and museums since 1970.
These photographs are digital prints from two ongoing projects by this photographer: (1) "Five Boroughs," a study of New York City; and (2) "Small Towns," which has led her to travel widely across America. Some of the images are panoramic, which the photographer creates by taking multiple incremental exposures, rather than a single panoramic view. These prints vary in size, the largest being 17" x 29".
Nancy Sirkis Digital Photoprints, 2009-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist