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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: Visual Peacemaking

Love Your Neighbor (Whatever His Religion)

The world seems to be going mad. If you go by what the news reports, the situation is pretty bleak. Particularly when it comes to relations between Christians and Muslims. But what we hear on the news is not the whole story. The truth is, there are peace-loving people on both sides who don’t make […]

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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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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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Uzbeks for the good of Phoenix

I want to tell you about some people I met this week. The very first evening I was introduced to them, they completely won me over with their gentleness, welcoming smiles, and quiet kindness. If ever anyone would have reason to be hardened by life, it would be these guys, and yet upon meeting them, […]

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Recent events roundup: this week’s cultural diversity

Over the past week, I’ve been to two different events designed for the meeting of cultures. The first was a multicultural expo held locally, and while, to be honest, I generally hate fairs, carnivals, or basically anything where there are “booths,” there was one thing about this day that absolutely blew me away. It’s called […]

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The Unseen collection is expanding!

I’ve been working on an ongoing fine art project that I call ‘Unseen,’ and I’ve recently added more images to the series, so I wanted to share them with you here. This work is about the relationship between what is seen and what is unseen (as the title just might suggest). In these images, I […]

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Portraits for peace

An entire community of African refugees have fled their home countries – and everything they know – and have been settled right here in Phoenix. Without war, violence, and oppression, they are now adjusting to a new life of safety and freedom. They’re also adjusting to a world entirely foreign from the one they have […]

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