TIFA 2022 Book / People

Dining Alone In The Company of Solitude

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Nancy Scherl
  • Agency / Studio
    Nancy A Scherl Fine Art
  • Technical Info
    Analog (35mm Fugi And Kodak Film); Digital 35 Mm
  • Photo Date

'DINING ALONE In the Company of Solitude,' (series and forthcoming book), highlights the experience of being alone in public. Scherl uses peopled restaurant interiors as a metaphor to portray the complexities and universality of solitude. The work spans over three decades, culminating during the Covid-19 Pandemic, reminding us all of the fragility of life while bringing our isolation into sharp focus. World-wide, we all seemed to also be connected by our need for connection. Perhaps these timeless and timely photographs will serve as a reminder that we came to terms with our aloneness.

Nancy Scherl is a social documentary and fine art portrait photographer based in New York City. She often uses Cinema Verite' invoking metaphor and social commentary. Nancy completed an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, following her undergraduate studies in documentary and fine art photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers where she served as a board member (2016-2019) and is a board member and treasurer of the Katonah Museum Artists Association in Katonah, New York.