Nolan Trowe

Nolan Trowe

Nolan Trowe is interested in exploring the mystery of what it means to be a human being, more than any other thing.

Trowe was born in Maryland in 1993 and raised in California. He is an American author whose work has focused on stories around disability. On June 21, 2016, he suffered a spinal cord injury at the L-1 level and was diagnosed with incomplete paraplegia.

In 2019, he received an M.A. in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement from New York University, where he focused on human rights, writing, and photography. In 2015, he received a B.A in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach.

Trowe is a Magnum Foundation Fellow in the Photography and Social Justice program. He was a VII Photo Mentor Program photographer from 2019-2021. He has spoken about his work on NY1, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the University of Texas. In 2019, he was awarded first prize in the Getty Images Creative Bursary.

He has published stories with New Mobilitythe New York Times Lens Blog, and the New York Times Exposures, as well as with various other international outlets and clients.

Trowe is currently based in Long Beach, California. He teaches photography at Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Nolan Trowe

Puddles in my Head : (Our Emotions)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2022

Presented by Photoville, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Puddles in my Head is about community, love, family, friends, pain, confusion, anger, joy, struggle, redemption, and how it all intertwines within the disabled community. It’s about our emotions.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Nolan Trowe

Jun 82022

Youth Field Trip – Session 1

Photoville Festival Education Field Trips are Back!

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Jun 82022

Photoville Education Field Trips: Nolan Trowe

Featuring photographer Nolan Trowe discussing his exhibition Puddles In My Head: (Our Emotions)

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Oct 42020

Photography and Social Justice: Sharing Works in Progress

We’re sharing some inside looks into the processes and experiences of our 2020 Photography and Social Justice Fellows as their projects near completion.

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