BSc (UWO), MJ (Vind, in progress)
Nance Ackerman teaches photojournalism at the School of Journalism. A celebrated photographer, she has been taking pictures around the world for over 25 years. Her work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Canadian Geographic, the New York Times, the Montreal Gazette and The Globe and Mail. Her photographs of First Nations women have been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation in New York. Ackerman’s book, Womankind: Faces of Change Around the World – a collection of portraits and essays of women activists around the world – was released in 2003, and in 2005 Ackerman turned her eye to directing social documentary films. Her first film, the National Film Board feature documentary Cottonland, brought in numerous awards and three Gemini nominations. Her third film, Four Feet Up, helped bring the issue of child poverty in Canada to Parliament Hill. See her work on her website.
Nance now teaches part time at the University of King’s College, creates social issue-based films, and develops multi-media web experiences. She offers international photojournalism workshops with her own company, Cousins Photo Tours.
- The Anniversary Project,www.theanniversaryproject.com, 2009
- Four Feet Up. National Film Board, 2009.
- Fid. Independent Documentary Film, 2008.
- Cottonland, National Film Board, 2006.
- Womankind: Faces of Change Around the World. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2003
INTERESTS: Social justice, travel, surfing, and making music