Nancy Floyd

Nancy Floyd has been an exhibiting artist for over thirty years. She has received numerous grants and awards including a 2016 CUE Art Foundation Fellowship, a 2015 Society for Photographic Education Future Focus Project Support Grant, and a 2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award. In 2016 her work was acquired by the High Museum of Art. She was also Runner-up for the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize and the 2018 French & Michigan Publication Grant. Temple University Press published her first book, She’s Got a Gun, in 2008.

Floyd’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues including CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY; Whitespace, Atlanta, GA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonia, TX; Solomon Projects, Atlanta; Flux Projects, Atlanta; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; White Columns, New York, NY; and the California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA. Since 2009, her work has been part of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Archive, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn.

Floyd holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA from Columbia College Chicago, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She is Emeritus Professor in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University in Atlanta and lives in Bend, OR.

Thirty-Five Years 1982-2016

Evolution of Pants, 1982-2016,

Evolution of the Darkroom 1983-2016

Weathering Time

I have been photographing myself since 1982. If I fail to take a picture on a given day, I advance the film one frame so no image is recorded. This visual calendar consists of 2,500+ photographs that include my body from head to toe, as well as my environment. On occasion, I insert digital reenactment files to contrast with specific images or add an old family photograph for more context.

Most often I’m by myself in these straightforward images, but sometimes I’m with family and friends. As time passes, births, deaths, celebrations, and bad days happen. Pets come and go, fashions and hairstyles evolve, typewriters, analog clocks, and telephones with cords disappear; film gives way to digital, and the computer replaces the darkroom.

Not only does Weathering Time chronicle my youth to the dawn of my old age, the images also reflect the experiences of my generation and underscore the cultural, technological, and physical changes that have occurred over the past 35 years.

Evolution of the Typewriter 1983-2013

Evolution of the Phone 1982-2014

Moving 1983/1996/2018

Fitness 1984/2015

Protest 1984/1998/2016/2018

Siblings and their Families 1982-2013

Nieces Dijon and Donna and Great-Nephew Corey and Great-Niece Raeleigh 1983/2012/2012

Ripley 2000-2009

Home 2000/2013/2017

Jimmy’s Robe 1983/2012

My Brother Jimmy 2017

Scare 1999/2006/2007

The Month Dad Died, May 2002

The Month Mom Died, April 2009

June 1982 (The first month of WT).

December 2016


To view more of Nancy Floyd’s work please visit her website.


Details :

8.25″x10.75″, 256 pages,
Perfect Bound
Edition Size 1500
ISBN : 978-1-944005-18-4
Printed in the Netherlands

Introduction by : The Editors

Guest Curators and Interviews by :

Alan Rothschild
Amy Elkins
Anna Skillman
Heavy Collective
Jennifer Murray
Kris Graves
Michael Itkoff
Paloma Shutes
Paul Kopeikin
Rachel Reese
Robert Lyons
Small Talk Collective
Susan Laney
Zemie Barr


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