Nicole Jean Hill was born in Toledo, Ohio. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her photographs have been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, including solo exhibitions at the Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR), Gallery 44 (Toronto, ON) and The Front (New Orleans, LA). She has been an artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah, and the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR. Hill currently resides in Eureka, CA and is an associate professor in the department of art at Humboldt State University.
Scott Conarroe (b. 1974) has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has been artist-in-residence at Light Work (US), FLACC (BE), and Villa Strauli (CH), and a Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artist in the Arctic. Scott was included among PDN's 30 in 2010 and awarded the 2011 Duke and Duchess of York Prize for Photography. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Bank of Montreal. Scott is sessional faculty at ECUAD and represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery. He is based out of Keremeos, British Columbia and Toronto.
Scott Conarroe, 1974, Canada, is a landscape photographer with a distinct eye. He received a BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2001 and an MFA the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2005. His images of the sea or the railroad tracks in Northern America contain a subtle criticism on how humans interact with their environment. By Rail is the result of an eight month trip in his Chevy Van, often making long exposure photographs on a 4×5″ large format camera. His series At Leisure contains images of recreational spaces in built environments that seem unfitting, out of order or just weird. Scott has also created series in Ontario, Halifax and Beijing among other places. He has exhibited in Canada, several places in the US and abroad. Scott is one of the PDN’s 30 emerging photographers of 2010. The following images come from the series By Sea, By Rail and London.