Ask Me Anything interview with Nell Campbell

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Thu, Aug 13 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Facebook Live

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Facebook Live

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and CAW Present: ASK ME ANYTHING

A free-form online Q&A with Santa Barbara’s art & culture figures with stories to tell

This Week’s Guest: Nell Campbell

Tune in this Thursday, August 13, 4pm.

Nell Campbell is a documentary photographer who was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and spent her childhood in New Orleans and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Campbell’s fifty years of documentary photography includes anti-war demonstrations during the Vietnam and Iraq wars; organizing drives of the United Farm Workers Union in 1976-77; a six year documentation of Mardi Gras in New Orleans; panorama landscape photographs of southwestern Louisiana wetlands; roadside attractions; and a eighteen year documentation of handmade duck hunting blinds located on the Calcasieu River in Louisiana.

We look forward to talking to Nell about the art of attention, adapting to change, resilience and engagement with difficult times, and the rich cultural moments she has documented over 50 years of work.

Campbell worked as a photo editor for Photographer’s Forum magazine for 29 years. Louisiana Cultural Vistas, the magazine of the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities, published photographic essays by Campbell in 2004 and 2006. An image from the Duck Blind series was published in the January 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine. The British magazine,The World of Interiors, published a profile article on the Duck Blind project in April 2014. Since 2000, Campbell has written profile articles on photographers for BW, COLOR and Photographer’s Forum magazines.

Campbell’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums with solo exhibitions at the Art Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Campbell’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the ADA Museum, the Ogden Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Wilding Museum and in many private collections around the country.

Tune in this coming Thursday, August 13, at 4pm, for our happy hour free-flowing interview with Nell at We hope you’ll join us and submit questions ahead of time as well via our Facebook and Instagram feeds, or by e-mailing (Interviews are recorded and available at after the broadcast.)

We are deeply grateful for the support of

Season Sponsor: Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery

Episode Sponsor: Santa Barbara Commercial Fund

Episode Supporter: Ginny Brush

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative is developing an Ask Me Anything video interview program during this coronavirus-restricted period, a free-form online Q&A with smart people from Santa Barbara’s art & culture scene who’ve got stories to tell.

Interviews take place live on Facebook Live— anyone can ask questions and participate in real time via the comments. (A Facebook account is not necessary to watch the video.) Questions can also be submitted beforehand via our Facebook and Instagram feeds, or by e-mailing

And follow along via our mailing list, Instagram, and Facebook feeds for the next Ask Me Anything!


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