One of Nichols' photographs from Oklahoma
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University’s Dacus Library has a display of university photographer Joel “Nick” Nichols’ work through the end of June. The 15 photographs span the decades from the 1960s to the current year and include campus scenes, students and theatre productions.
Nichols has worked as Winthrop University’s photographer since 1962.
He has a permanent display at the university’s Joynes Hall and has had other exhibitions at his alma mater, Erskine College. He is a 1956 graduate of Erskine, located in Due West, and a graduate of the U.S. Army photography School at Fort Monmouth, N.J.
A third generation photographer, Nichols learned some of his skills from his father and grandfather who were both professional photographers in Greenwood.
Nichols has received six honor awards from the University Photographers Association of America for excellence in university photography. His works also have appeared in various regional magazines and scholarly journals.