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Dale Niles was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her BA in sociology from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. Upon graduation she interned as a probation officer.
Recent and upcoming exhibits include APG Gallery for Portfolio 2018, Brickworks Gallery in Atlanta, Depth of Field in Carmael, California, Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro, GA, Slow Exposures in Georgia, MOCA GA in Atlanta, Rankin Gallery in Columbus, Georgia and Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill, NC.
Online her work has appeared in NYC4PA "One" exhibit, Chromatic Photo Awards, International Photography awards, Santa Fe Workshops, Moscow International Foto Awards.
Publications include Light and Shadow Magazine, SXSE Magazine, Shots and Oxford America.
I am a self taught photographer. I have taken photos for over 40 years, from film to digital, from wet darkroom to the digital darkroom of the computer.
Photography is one way that I am able to experience the moment and reconnect with myself. I am quite eclectic in the subjects I choose to shoot, anything is fair game. I had an accident where I nearly lost my sight and I believe that has made me want to visually soak up everything I see and preserve it.
My wish is that my imagery creates an intimate conversation that takes the viewer to a place of quiet contemplation because it is my visual representation of conversation and feelings.
My photography creates a legacy of all the sacred and beautiful things that I am privileged to experience in my time here. The fragility of life is a catalyst for me to do what I can to preserve it one frame at a time and in doing so I hope that it says that I too existed.
I was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in small North Carolina towns. I spent my younger years moving from place to place as my dad was a civil engineer who designed bridges and the family moved once the job was completed. I currently live in Fayette County, Georgia.