Nancy McEntee is a Professor of Photography in the Photography & Video Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her photographs are exhibited nationally and can be found in many public and private collections.
In one of her ongoing bodies of photographic work, The Garden, she incorporates legacy, continuity and a re-examination of the known. Her approach is documentary in nature, but recontextualizes the everyday through the perspective of the photographer's imagination. The narrative, both real and imagined, is integral and embedded in these photographs of her daughter within a pastoral landscape. Having the child as a central figure in the image references the traditional family snapshot. These images are not simply documentations of pleasant quotidian moments however, they are a combination of the present, the remembered experience and the ambiguous area between memory and fantasy.