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The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle
Columbus Avenue, at 60th Street, New York City
November 19th- December 15th, 2016

In this exhibit, photographs from Sudan, Jerusalem, India, and Mexico record Nicholls’ attention to those who gave themselves to an anonymous life - studying, begging, praying, observing, making lunch, or beholding bare acts of living, such as breathing, and moments of divine, or not so divine, connection. The hidden face can be brought into the threshold of the present by means of both light and shadow. Photography can also work both ways, recording what is in front of and what lies behind the lens.

In Quest of the Unseen

October 24 - November 24, 2015
Gallery Du Forez
6 bis rue du Forez ,75003,
Paris, France

In this exhibit, Nicholls explores the creative source of life and the unseen. His photography details moments between observers and the observed, showing us how the act of observation is both intuitive and universal.

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Accent on Faith

October 22 - October 30, 2009
Gallery Time & Space
#55, The Guild, Lavelle Road,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

In this exhibit, Nicholls presented a cross section of his religious and spiritual works.

Needs to Be Seen

March 16 - April 14, 2009
Hewitt Gallery of Art
Marymount Manhattan College
221 E 71st Street St.
New York, NY 10021

In this exhibit, Nicholls presented his original cross-cultural selection of photograph titled “Seen.”



People of the Nuba Mountains and Northern Bahr al-Ghazai

November 2001
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024
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This collection of images is from Jim Nicholls' many travels to Southern Sudan and the Nuba Mountains, between 1999 and 2004. He documented the suffering and resiliency of communities during war, and their hopes as peace returned. Describing his work, Nicholls stated: "My life has been devoted to exploring and observing the sacred and the profane in ordinary lives and places, in places of conflict and calm. I find these images everywhere - in Bosnia, the Holy Land, and Sudan, a man rushing along the Seine, a quiet grove of trees along a highway, a staircase ascending to the heavens, a narrow opening of a doorway suggesting more, or water and sky as a place of joining. These images encourage wonder and challenge our carefully protected claims to space and time."

The Hidden Gift: War and Faith in Sudan

Spring 2001
Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
9786 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Nicholls’ photos accompanied the premiere of the documentary “The Hidden Gift: War and Faith in Sudan” written and narrated by Gabriel Meyer.



The Silence of Sudan: Images of Nuba and Dinka Peoples

Autumn 2001
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102
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This exclusive exhibit showcased 20 Black & White silver prints that Nicholls’ took during his visit to Sudan in 1999 depicting life during a time of war.