Photographer discusses life, work at UGA Special Collections Libraries event

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Famed photojournalist Nancy Ellison will discuss her career documenting the lives of American icons, capturing portraits of Hollywood stars, world leaders, and other figures in an event next week. The lecture, entitled "Altered Egos: Intimacy Among the Icons," will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at the UGA Special Collections Libraries Building and is free and open to the public.

Ellison's portraits feature celebrities from Jack Nicholson to Boris Yeltsin. A freelance photojournalist for magazines such as TimeVogue, and Newsweek, Ellison's career has also spanned genres from author to producer. In addition to publishing 14 books, Ellison has served as producer include several award-winning plays such as Thurgood (2008), The Country Girl (2008), The Seafarer (2008), and Inherit the Wind (2007).

With her husband Bill Rollnick, a special envoy and personal representative of the President of the United States, Ellison co-created the program "America's Voices" for the Expo 2000 World's Fair, and they both were granted the title of Most Honorable. Both serve as co-directors of the William D. Rollnick and Nancy Ellison Rollnick Foundation, which was established for the support of the Arts.

To attend the talk, RSVP to Leandra Nessel at or (706) 542-3879. For more info, visit the event listing.