Sunset in Enumclaw, WA


Sunrise in Bristol, UK


Brandon Hill at Sunset,  Bristol, UK 2009


Christmas Eve at Clifton College,  Bristol, UK 2009


Brightlingsea at Low Tide,  Essex, UK 2005


Medieval Garden,  Polminhac, France 2005


Old Man, Old Bench, Old Wall,  Long Melford, Suffolk, 2005



Calico Cat in Window,  Polminhac, France 2005


Tea for Two, Good Easter,  Essex, UK 2005

Tea & Scones, Good Easter, Essex,  UK 2005 

Nancy Clendaniel

Nancy Clendaniel has worked for over 40 years as a photojournalist, specializing in theatrical, public relations, and travel photography. In 1985, during a meeting in London with photographer Mary McCartney (Paul McCartney’s daughter) she described Nancy’s work as “painterly,” which reflects her roots as an artist.

A graduate of Evergreen State College, Nancy grew up just outside Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where she studied painting & photography at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, under the tutelage of the renowned artist & sculptor, Italo Scanga. Nancy’s professional photography career began in the early 1970's by doing freelance assignments at Long Wharf Theatre, in New Haven, Connecticut. This was soon followed by her working as house photographer for David Mamet’s St. Nicholas Theatre, in Chicago. In the summer of 1978, Nancy left The St. Nicholas to accept a position as the resident photographer for entertainer John Davidson’s “Singers’Summer Camp,” on Catalina Island.

This led to her relocation to Los Angeles, where she spent nearly ten yrs. working as the house photographer for The Beverly Theatre, in Beverly Hills. During this period, Nancy had the opportunity to photograph musical artists including Count Basie, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, B.B. King, Jerry Garcia, Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Mayall, The Manhattan Transfer, Yoko Ono, Tina Turner, and Sarah Vaughn. During the 1980’s, Nancy also had the unique opportunity of being personal photographer for legendary disc jockey, Wolfman Jack.

From 1987-2000, Clendaniel served as the Director of Women in Photography International, ( the nonprofit created in 1981 that promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work. Nancy currently remains a WIPI Board and Charter Member.

As an accomplished archivist, researcher & writer, Clendaniel was hired by L.E.G. Productions, on behalf of Apple Ltd. and owner Bruce Karsh, to serve as the archivist for producer Walter Shenson's Collection of memorabilia from the Beatle’s films: A Hard Day's Night and Help. This involved the organization, preservation, and creation of a catalog for an archive containing original photographs, negatives, prints, correspondence, and scripts from the films.

In 2009, Nancy's image "Little Slugger" was chosen as one of the winners of the Fresh M.I.L.K. Competition, juried by Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt. Her image, along with the other winners, appears in the coffee table book Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter, published by PQ Blackwell Ltd. in New Zealand.

In 2012, Nancy's image "Stormy Sunset" took first prize in Women in Photography International's juried competition: "It's Magical"- images of Sunrises, Sunsets & Rainbows. Nancy's image, in the Sunsets category was jurored by Stephen Perloff, Founder & Editor of The Photo Review; editor of The Photo Review/The Photograph Collector

In January 2013, Nancy's 1st book: Private Moments in Sacred Space, was published by This limited edition hardback contains a collection of Nancy’s photographs and stories from her years working in the music industry. To view Nancy’s book online, visit:

Nancy is currently actively involved in the digital preservation and marketing of her life's work - "The Clendaniel Collection" - an archive consisting of over 60,000 negatives, prints, and color transparencies. Nancy's photographs have been exhibited and published worldwide. To view her online galleries, visit

Women In Photography International Board and Charter Member

Nancy Clendaniel

Emumclaw, WA
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File complete August 30, 2014

File updated 4/15/2015 - sending materials

Juror: Clive Waring, Editor/Silvershotz
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WIPI's final online exhibition before transfer to the Beinecke


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