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Nancy Farese

Founder, PhotoPhilanthropy

Biography

Nancy Richards Farese is the Founder and Board Chair of PhotoPhilanthropy, a San Francisco-based non-profit that rewards and promotes the work of photographers globally who work with community organizations using visual storytelling to show the most critical issues of our time. Nancy is also a social documentary photographer known for creating evocative and dignified images of critical non-profit work. She travels extensively and has worked with The Carter Center, Mercy Corps, Room to Read, The UNHCR and the International Rescue Committee, among others. She also lectures and writes on the evolving use of photography as a critical social awareness tool, and the role of visual media in non-profit storytelling. Nancy currently serves on the Board of KQED Public Media, with a personal interest in the intersection of education and high quality content delivery on new media platforms. She is from Carrollton, Georgia and now lives in Marin County, California.