NELL tells stories with words and images.


Nell Dickerson writes both fiction and illustrated books about the preservation of Southern culture.

She holds a BA in Anthropology (Southern Methodist University), a BFA in Film (San Francisco Art Institute), and a Masters of Architecture (University of New Mexico); with accompanying Photography minors. Her photographs appear in juried and gallery exhibitions around the United States. She also maintains a parallel career working on feature films in animation, lighting, art direction, and set design

In her Southern Preservation Photography series,"GONE: A Photographic Plea for Preservation" (BelleBooks, Inc.; 120 pages) debuted in 2011 as #1 on Amazon’s lists for both Photography and Architecture books. "PORCH DOGS" (John F. Blair Publisher; 112 pages) debuted in 2013 as #1 on Amazon's list for both Photography and Animals. In 2014, "Porch Dogs" won both an Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award™ and a Gold Medal. It also won a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Nell is currently working on the third book in the photography series.

Nell is also writing a new fiction series about a time-traveling photographer who encounters cursed cameras.