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Natural gas pipeline construction in Appalachia
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Nancy Andrews is an independent author and photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Having just completed work at
100 Days in Appalachia
, an experimental digital site, Andrews is now turning her focus to the pipeline-building boom in Appalachia. Her study will examine all aspects of the natural gas pipeline life cycle from the planning and the approval process to the construction, final use, maintenance and abandonment of pipelines. She’ll be looking at the impact on the natural gas industry, the environment, landowners and people in the region.

Most recently, Andrews was the Ogden Professor of Media Innovation at West Virginia University where she taught experimental classes in audience development and 360 video and 3D storytelling. At the Detroit Free Press, as the managing editor for digital media, she led the staff on new product and website creation. While in Detroit her staffs won four national Emmy Awards and two national Robert Murrow Awards. She’s worked as a photographer at The Washington Post and held the title of photographer of the year from the White House News Photographers Association and Pictures of the Year International. Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo and reviewed widely, including by The New York Times. She has published two monographs, “Family: A Portrait of Gay and Lesbian America” in 1994 with Harper Collins Publishers and “Partial View: An Alzheimer’s Journey” in 1998 co-authored with Dr. Cary Smith Henderson and his family. Her work has been exhibited at multiple galleries including the Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Newseum in Washington, D.C..