double self-portrait of pinhole photographer Nancy Breslin, taken with her pinhole camera
4-28-19. Double self-portrait taken on Worldwide Pinhole Photo Day.
4 minute pinhole exposure.


Nancy Breslin is a Washington, DC based photographer who specializes in photographs taken with pinhole and plastic cameras. For some projects she works with alternative photographic processes or in video.

Washington City Paper named one of her gum bichromate prints as among the most memorable images of 2010. Mark Jenkins of the Washington Post has said of her pinhole work: "In her pictures, even the present are absent." Recent interviews about her pinhole camera work can be seen at GW Today (2015) and at The SandPaper (2018).

Her popular video, "A Five Minute Introduction to Pinhole Photography" is on vimeo and youtube.

Within the gallery you will find several portfolios of work from recent years.