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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: Images & Photo Shoots

The Simple Farm

  There is no shortage of farmer’s markets in the Phoenix area, but this week I got to visit a special one. This market is held at the farm itself, a place called The Simple Farm, right in the middle of a neighborhood and run by a community-minded couple (Michael and Lylah) and their faithful crew […]

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Compliments to the Chef

One of my favorite businesses run by the Uzbek community in town is their restaurant, Golden Valley. Not only is their food delicious, it’s also beautiful! I’ve been to the restaurant a few times over the past couple weeks and thought I’d share with you some photos of their gorgeous food. If you live in […]

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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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Buddhist Prayer Flags

In Buddhist tradition, prayer flags are hung outside homes, sacred spaces, and especially from high places. Flags are inscribed with prayers, mantras, and auspicious symbols, and it is said that as the wind blows through them, peace, compassion, and blessings are carried throughout the land to all those in the vicinity. As I traveled through […]

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Denver Art Museum

A couple weeks ago I was in Denver and had the chance to visit the Denver Art Museum. It houses an incredible collection of art from a widely diverse range of cultures and eras. The building, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, is also a work of art in itself, and I think I had just as […]

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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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Looking Through Glass

My most recent ambrotype…

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New Unseen Images

People have been asking about my Unseen series lately and if/when I’ll be making any more images. Well, I’m happy to say that this weekend I did make a few more, so here are a couple new ones for you.   I think a lot of artists would probably say that their work takes on […]

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