Denise Nassar is a self-taught painter and photographer who started focusing on photography in the early 90's when she made several trips to Lebanon, documenting her native country's post-war devastation and rebirth. Meanwhile, she kept on photographing her adoptive city, New York and other places in the world, and still found time to paint, whether in her grandma's Brooklyn backyard, or in the Art Students League's Manhattan studios. In New York, she held two solo shows in both media, participated in many group shows and silent auctions, and has been selling her work independently to art lovers and collectors in NY, LA, Paris, London, Dubai, Amman, etc. Her work has been featured in both US and international publications.
In a world of unrest and confusion, photography is for now, my preferred language. It allows me moments of peace, revelation and communication.
I am drawn to spontaneous compositions which start with a certain emotional response to diverse subjects ranging from people in the street to nature and architecture. My photographs are instinctive, basically never staged and freely come through as thought provoking.
I am proud to share with you some of the publications concerning my photographs and paintings.