| ||Nanette Martin is an international award-winning photographer with work published in LIFE, People, Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Marie Claire Italy, the Advocate, the San Diego Reader, and numerous local and regional newspapers. Nanette's personal documentary projects record life in the aftermaths of hate crimes and disasters, such as: Matthew Shepard's murder; James Byrd's dragging; the Columbine High School shootings; the St. Bernard Parish animal massacre; the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center; the deadly 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego County; and New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Her image of Katrina survivor, Naomi Burkhalter, placed first out of 9,867 entries from 37 countries in San Diego's 2007 International Art of Photography Show.
Some of Nanette's Hate-Crime Portfolio has appeared in college and grade school text books and coffee table books and was reviewed by President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and congressional members of the Clinton Administration. Nanette's disaster work has been exhibited in museums, universities, galleries and event centers, injcluding: the San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa, CA; the Barona Cultural Center and Museum, Barona Indian Reservation, Lakeside, CA; the Student Center at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; the Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO; Regis University, Denver, CO; the Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO; the Goog, Semple Brown and Bentwave Galleries in Denver, CO; and the Denver Police Protective Association Event Center, Denver, CO.
As an animal lover, Nanette supports organizations that work with Search and Rescue dogs and organizations that assist animals in need. Following the 9-11 the attack on the World Trade Center, she created a limited edition lithograph, entitled "American Heroes," that raised $10,000 and helped feed every New York State Trooper search-and-rescue dog for a year. After experiencing New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Nanette has dedicated a portion of her income to supporting ongoing animal rescue efforts there and to drawing attention to an under-publicized animal massacre carried out in St. Bernard Parish.
Nanette earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Colorado (1998), a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Texas A&M University (1984), and a 600-hour Production Illustration Certificate from the Mile Hi Business College (1986). She has 12 years of experience as an Environmental Geologist and owned and operated an AutoCAD drafting and design business for more than 10 years.
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