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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: Travel

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

One of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Angkor Wat is a vast ancient temple complex in Cambodia that is also the largest religious monument in the world. Originally built as a Hindu temple between the 9th and 15th centuries, it has been turned into a Buddhist site over […]

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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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Canang Sari: Balinese Offerings

Bali has reputation for being, basically, an exotic vacation destination. But it’s also an intensely spiritual place. I felt it as soon as I got off the plane, and I saw it everywhere I looked. I’ve just returned from a month-long trip to Indonesia, and after spending most of my time on the Muslim-majority island […]

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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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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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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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It’s (video) storytime!

Would you consider yourself a prejudiced person? Racist? Hateful? Most people would probably say no to that, but is it possible to still be biased against people even if you don’t know it? Is it possible to hold wrong assumptions  – even dangerous assumptions – about people even if you would never call yourself prejudiced? […]

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Travel Photographer of the Year Competition Finalist

I’m pleased to share with you all that a series of my images from Ladakh has been shortlisted in the 2010 Travel Photographer of the Year competition. You can see a list of all shortlisted artists here. Final judging is now underway, and the winners will be announced in early December. Thanks to all the […]

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First Place in the International Photography Awards!

Well, I have more exciting news to report. Not only have my images been awarded 9 Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards, but my Dal Lake series has actually taken FIRST PLACE in the Travel category!! Honorable Mentions were wonderful news in themselves, but first place is incredible! Once again, THANK YOU to all […]

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