Lora Webb Nichols is an American photographer and collector.
She is known for her work as a photographer and a collector of negatives documenting the live of the community of Encampment in the state of Wyoming, in the first half of the 20th century.
A website is dedicated to her archives : Lora Webb Nichols Photography Archive. the website states « Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962) created and collected approximately 24,000 negatives over the course of her lifetime in the mining town of Encampment, Wyoming. The images chronicle the domestic, social, and economic aspects of the sparsely populated frontier of south-central Wyoming. »
In 2020, Fw:Books publishes the photobook "Encampment, Wyoming" from this archive, edited by Nicole Jean Hill.
© Portrait taken from the website "Lora Webb Nichols Photography Archive"
.WARNING: copies on pre-order, that should be available for shipment on Monday, June 7th. Presentation by Fw:Books: " Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948 features Nichols' own work and the images by amateur photographers she collected in the early 20th century as the proprietor of a photofinishing business in...