Becoming Grey: Call for participants

Participate in a photo shoot and interview for Nancy Grace Horton's multi media project.

***Update: appointments are currently fully booked for this project. Please contact the artist, Nancy Grace Horton (ngh@hortonphoto.com) if you'd like to be put on a waitlist.***



Becoming Grey
is a collaborative multi media art project including photography, audio narratives and conversations, created by artist Nancy Grace Horton, to bring women together across age and cultural divides to discuss this impactful stage of life around the color of hair.

In collaboration with 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH, you are invited to participate as a subject in the Becoming Grey project that will bring together a portrait studio (by appointment), and audio interviews at this location.*

The project at 3S Artspace takes place October 18 - October 24, 2020. The artist aspires to grow the project with photo and interview sessions collected at other locations to compile a body of work for a traveling exhibit.

*Health and safety precautions and procedures will be in place during your appointment at 3S Artspace. We will contact you with more information in advance.

All are welcome. Please share!
Any questions or to volunteer to support the photographer, contact Nancy: ngh@hortonphoto.com

3S Artspace is located at:
319 Vaughan Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Becoming Grey dates: Sunday, October 18 - Saturday, October 24, 2020.

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Stay connected to this project:
The Becoming Grey Facebook page will act as a place to gather and share in the conversation, and keep up with the events. Join: facebook.com/NANCYGRACEHORTON2020

Stay connected to 3S Artspace:
On Facebook and Instagram: @3sartspace

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About the featured image:
“This is my self portrait from back in 2010 when I started to think more closely about becoming grey. Now I have a lot more grey. I have not dyed my hair, hasn’t crossed my mind perhaps because the women in my family did not do it, not sure. But I know it’s a thing, so I’m curious and interested to talk about it.” -- Nancy Grace Horton


Artist bio:
Nancy Grace Horton is a photo-based artist who embraces both analog and digital techniques to create bold narrative fragments informed by her background in photojournalism. Her series Ms. Behavior, Mad Women, Mr.Mrs., and Being 13 utilize gender roles as inspiration to provoke thought and stimulate discussion. Humorous, ironic, biting—her images distill the angst of both feminism and the Playboy era.

“Nancy Grace Horton’s work is humorous, meaningful, and visually rich. It is very much of this moment in contemporary American life as it comments on gender roles and portrayals of women in visual culture. Most importantly, it makes all us want to Ms. Behave a little.” — Francine Weiss, curator Newport Art Museum

Nancy Grace Horton’s work has been exhibited at the Newport Art Museum, The Danforth Museum, The Griffin Museum, the New York Photo Festival, the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the Robin Rice Gallery in Manhattan, NY, and in numerous solo exhibitions. She was recently granted an artists residency at Turkey Land Cover Foundation. Her work is part of the permanent collection at The Newport Art Museum and the Danforth Museum. Nancy Grace Horton is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including several Artist Entrepreneurial Grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She is an Adjunct Professor of Photography and conducts independent creative workshops. Her Learning to See school and community projects in the U.S. and abroad work with students of all ages to use photography to explore personal identity and community. She holds an MFA from Lesley University Art + Design, and, is Becoming Grey.