Nell Dickerson’s first book, "GONE: A Photographic Plea for Preservation" (BelleBooks, Inc.; 120 pages) is now in its second printing. When it launched on April 15, 2011, it debuted as #1 on Amazon’s lists for both Fine Art Photography and Architecture books. "PORCH DOGS" (John F. Blair Publisher; 112 pages) is her second book in her Southern preservation photography series.
Nell grew up in the deep South of the Mississippi Delta where the disappearing plantation culture sparked her passion for preservation. She obtained her first BA degree in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Two years later, she obtained a BFA in film at the San Francisco Art Institute. After seventeen years working in Texas, Tennessee, California, New Mexico and Switzerland, Nell went back to school for her Masters of Architecture from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Since 1985, Nell has maintained a parallel career working on feature films in animation, lighting and art direction/set design.
Nell's photographs have appeared in juried and gallery exhibitions around the United States, including the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California and The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri. She continues to collaborate with several agencies, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Mississippi Heritage Trust to preserve, protect and rebuild the rich culture of the South. Her soul and creative muse remain in Dixie.