Originally from New Orleans, LA, Nicole LeCorgne is a photographer specializing in wet plate collodion and historic printing processes. Nicole developed a love for darkroom processes and photography as fine art while an undergraduate at University of New Orleans, but spent the greater part of her career as a percussionist, educator, and ethnomusicologist specializing in music of the Middle East. Nicole has lived and traveled throughout the US and Middle East. In the early 2000’s she began making digital images and field recordings documenting the musical worlds she had been inhabiting for more than a decade. Nicole ultimately returned to the darkroom and fine art photography.
Most recently she has been making work that documents internal rather than external worlds. Nicole is a Fulbright scholar with an MA in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, and an MFA in Photography from Savanah College of Art and Design. She has photographed in Saudi Arabia for Aramco World Magazine, and has work included in collections such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Awagami Paper Museum in Japan. Nicole is the Programs Director and Associate Curator for the Atlanta Photography Group and Gallery. She currently resides in Marietta, GA.