Nan Dickson is a fourth generation Texan educated at universities in Tennessee and Texas. Her photographic career began in 1979 and led to years of continuing interest in photography. The training she received from David Clanton and Don Rutledge, a photographer with Black Star, had early and lasting impact. She combines a trained eye with technical skills, experience in public relations, and a growing knowledge of people and life. She has recently begun to exhibit her black-and-white fine-art photography at locations in Texas and Colorado .