Nancy Ann Hibbs’ interest in photography began when she was a child.
“My dad had a dark room in the bathroom growing up so I guess I got it from my dad,” she said.
Additionally, Hibbs said she has a background in art and design. Her skills behind the lens have paid off. Hibbs is the newest winner of the quarterly Daily Postcard contest.
The photo contest was started when Los Alamos residents Robert and Ann Wells established a fund at the Los Alamos Arts Council. The purpose of the fund is to award a prize of $100 to the photographer who submits the best photo of the quarter published in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Three independent judges select the quarterly winner without knowing the names of the entrants.
Hibbs said, “I feel very honored,” to be newest recipient of the award. She added she doesn’t have any big plans for the prize money other than depositing it into the bank.
Hibbs said she moved to Los Alamos about a year ago. She added she has lived all over the West but is very fond of New Mexico. Hibbs said she had lived in Santa Fe.
A prolific nature photographer, Hibbs said, “I think nature is evolving. It’s always different … (there is) a wide range when you are taking nature photos and I love the outdoors anyway.”
This is not the first time Hibb’s photography has gained attention. She said her work appeared in a Del Norte Credit Union calendar and she received honorable mention in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s NatureScapes photo contest, which is held annually.
Los Alamos Arts Council Board Member Shashi Charles, who presented the award to Hibbs, said, “We’re so grateful for the all the excellent entries for this contest. Keep sending in those amazing photos,” she said.
Charles added, “Congratulations to Nancy for capturing such beauty and elegance.”