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Nicole Gibson

Welcome to the Nicole Gibson Photography blog! Years ago, Nicole became captivated by the power of visual expression and storytelling, and today what she loves most is to create images about the world, about humanity, and about the human condition.

Nicole Gibson is an award-winning photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She was awarded First Place in the 2010 International Photography Awards, in addition to 8 Honorable Mentions. She is also the winner of the 2008 Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence. Nicole’s work has been published in Photoshop User Magazine and B&W. Her work has also been sold to Bethany House Publishers, used by various non-profit organizations, and represented by India Picture stock agency. She is also a member of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers

Category Archives: Events

Cambodia’s Killing Fields

I remember a day, in grade school, when a new girl joined my class. The teacher told us she had come from Cambodia, as a refugee.

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Duke Summer Reconciliation Institute

  It can come as no surprise that reconciliation is something our world is in dire need of. That’s why every summer Duke Divinity School puts on what they call the Summer Reconciliation Institute. It’s a week-long immersion in reconciliation training for people of all fields and backgrounds. This year I had the enormous privilege […]

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IRC Plants New Roots in Phoenix

Now this is a FANTASTIC idea. I have become a huge proponent of eating organic food and, even better, LOCAL organic food. I love exploring farmers markets in my area and buying as much as possible from local growers. I also, as you know, work with different refugee communities and have come to count them […]

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I was there for four days, but it was not enough. I had never seen Georgetown before, and I have to say I wish I had more time there. Exploring the city on red brick sidewalks, taking in elegant row houses, and people-watching at the coffee shops, waterfront restaurants, and hallowed university campus. I thoroughly […]

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Terry & Tori: Wedding

Thanks to everybody for all your compliments on Terry and Tori’s engagement shoot! The wedding was this past weekend, and it was just as much fun photographing them the second time around. The stunning location at Tori’s family home on the edge of the desert, hearing the story of how the couple met when Tori’s […]

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Design for a Living World at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Photographer Ami Vitale, who I had the privilege of traveling to India with a couple years ago, recently spent nine months traveling to 11 different countries to photograph for the Design for a Living World exhibit, put on by the Nature Conservancy. The exhibit focuses on sustainable design and materials and features the work of […]

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It’s Christmas for Arizona’s Refugee Women

The city of Phoenix is home to tens of thousands of (legal) refugees from war-torn countries around the world, many from Somalia, Myanmar, and Iraq. And while it’s true that families who have been resettled here have new lives of freedom and safety, they still face many struggles and financial hardships. That’s why Redemption, a […]

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Golden Valley Uzbek Restaurant

Last night, about 50 people gathered at the local restaurant run by our Uzbek friends to enjoy some amazing food and to hear the story of what brought these guys to the U.S. and what they’re busy doing here now. It was a fantastic evening. Thank you to everyone who worked to make it happen, […]

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September 11 Candlelight Peace Walk

Last night, nearly 1,000 Arizonans gathered to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Christians, Muslims, and Jews came together from around the city to walk side-by-side in a public gesture of unity and friendship, to remember those who died, and to stand together for peace. The walk, put on by Orangewood Nazarene Church, […]

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Through the Deserts: The Life and Journey of the Somali Bantu

Tonight I stood outside in 111 degree weather as heat waves rippled off the ground. Around me I heard MaayMaay, Somali, and probably Swahili being spoken, and I breathed in the delicious smells of food utterly foreign to me. Where was I? Right here in Phoenix, at the Somali Bantu United Association of Greater Phoenix […]

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