You likely know Nancy Newberry from her work photographing mums and cheerleaders and other Texas icons. She splits her time between here and Marfa. I’ve known her for a couple of decades now. What I didn’t know, until this morning, was that she has been recovering from a car wreck that happened in December, in which she “broke my right femur in two locations; my right patella in six pieces; my left tibial plateau; and my left clavicle. After several surgeries and two weeks in the hospital, I now have an impressive amount of metal in my body. My car was totaled but thankfully my dog, Diamond survived the accident. She was taken to the veterinarian by a trusted friend with multiple broken ribs, and now is doing well.”
That comes from a post she made on Facebook and Instagram, which mentions that she is finally able to walk again, but slowly and with a cane, after spending a few months in a wheelchair. You should read the whole thing, but for now I’ll skip to the end.
“As I continue to regain strength, range of motion and mobility, I am attempting an experiment, a Micro Print Sale. This is a limited series of small affordable works made available on a continuous basis outside of the bounds and confines of a specific project. I will make a few works available for $125.00 USD for five weeks. After that time, new images will be available for five weeks, and so on. Some of the prints will be related to my long-term projects and others may not. As I said, this is an experiment.
I have many months of physical therapy ahead. The money raised from these Special Edition prints will go toward my living expenses as I continue to heal.”
You can see — and buy! — the first group here.