Nic Nicosia

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Real Pictures #11, gelatin silver print by Nic Nicosia, 1988, Honolulu Museum of Art

Nic Nicosia (born 1951) is an American art photographer who was born in Dallas, Texas. He received a BS in radio-television-film, with a concentration in motion pictures, from the University of North Texas in 1974. He was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant in 1984 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Nicosia is considered a pioneer in the staged photographic movement that came into prominence in the early 1980s.[1] Real Pictures #11 is an example of his staged pictures. It was taken shortly after moving into a new suburban Dallas neighborhood, and uses three children who lived on his street as models.[2]

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