Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A View of Nancie Battaglia

Many of the visitors to “Adirondack View Finders: Farb, Bowie, Battaglia, Heilman”, have been struck by the work of renowned photographer Nancie Battaglia. One of the photographs particularly hit’s home for many area residents and visitors. On September 24, 2011 in Inlet, NY just north of View, 1,925 canoes and kayaks gathered to break the Guinness Book of Word Records for world’s largest floating raft. The event, One Square Mile of Hope was organized to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer. Many visitors to the exhibit try to find themselves amongst the thousands of boats. The boats themselves created a pattern over the water reminiscent of feathers.

Earlier this year, Battaglia's photography of the event was featured in Sports Illustrated. The photograph is now on display at View, and being raffled to benefit both the center and Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. The drawing will be held at the close of Adirondack View Finders on March 3, 2012.

Nancie Battaglia lives in Lake Placid and has been documenting Adirondack lifestyle, scenes, themes, and sporting activities for over twenty-five years. Her stock and assignment photography has seen credit in innumerable editorial publications such as Sports Illustrated, Ski, Newsweek, Boys Life, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Canadian Geographic Traveler, Adirondack Life, the New York Times, USA Today as well as in books, calendars, promotional material for I Love NY, the Adirondack region and many classic Adirondack lodges, schools, businesses and establishments. Her collection exceeds 100,000 images reflecting nature’s beauty, human energy, rustic charm, the spirit of place, life in the mountains, and the hardy folks that live there.

She has been a sports photographer since her college days at Syracuse University. Many of her photos have been included in Sports Illustrated’s Leading Off pages, their Photos of the Day, their Pictures of the Year as well as special Olympic editions. Her sports travels include ten Olympics (eight winter games and two summer).

Battaglia is an ADK 46er twice, a lean-to adopter, and is an active and avid outdoor life and sports enthusiast. She is a dog lover and frequently adventures with four-legged and two legged friends. Camera equipment is always in her backpack.

Adirondack View Finders: Farb, Bowie, Battaglia, Heilman” will run from December 3 – March 3, and feature the work of Nathan Farb, Mark Bowie, Nancie Battaglia, and Carl Heilman. Rising View Finders are also in the exhibition, including Johnathan A. Esper, Lesley Dixion, and Clark Lubbs. Stone sculptor Matt Horner will have work concurrently displayed, and “Teachers Turn: Instructors form the Adirondack Photography Institute” will run until January 29. Exhibition Admission is $10/$5 members and groups of 6+/Children under 12
free. Click HERE to learn more about the exhibition.
Nancie Battaliga prefers to remain behind her images.

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