Nancy Lehrer, is an independent photographer based in Thousand Oaks, California and uses photography to capture her unique world-view. In her recent book "Life Happens in Color - A Street Photography Manifesto", Nancy declares her commitment telling compelling visual stories to bring about awareness and acceptance. Nancy has a master’s degrees in Music Performance and Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has studied photography from several American photography masters including Jay Maisel, Sam Abell, Gerd Ludwig, and Arthur Meyerson. She has exhibited and received local and national awards and lectures on photography in Los Angeles and Ventura County, California.