Peggy Levison Nolan Albany, New York, b. 1944


Peggy Levinson Nolan is a Miami-based photographer, educator, and mother of seven. Her poetic photographs depict the chaos of the urban and domestic landscape of family life in South Florida. A major monograph of her work, Real Pictures: Tales of a Badass Grandma, was published in 2018 by Daylight Books in North Carolina and was a juror pick for the Daylight PhotoAwards in 2017. Her work has been written about in Artforum, VoyageMIA, PhotoBook Journal, Saint Lucy, and Lenscratch, among others.


Levinson Nolan’s work can be found in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; the Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Wedge Collection in Toronto; Light Work Permanent Collection; and The Martin Z. Margulies Collection. She has twice won the South Florida Consortium Individual Artist Grant and was selected for Light Work's artist-in-residence program in 2005. She is a fulltime photo lab manager and adjunct professor in the Art Department at Florida International University.