Renowned photographer Nancy Borowick will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2024 on March 1, FamilySearch announced Thursday, Jan. 25. She is sponsored by Pictureline, a Salt Lake City-based camera store.
Borowick joins a lineup that includes fellow keynote speakers Lynne M. Jackson, a descendent of Dred and Harriet Scott, and comedian Henry Cho. RootsTech is a three-day global family history conference scheduled for Feb. 29-March 2 in Salt Lake City and virtually at RootsTech.org.
Borowick graduated from the International Center of Photography, and her work has been exhibited in more than 100 cities worldwide. It’s also been featured in National Geographic, Time Magazine, Bloomberg, Le Monde and the Wall Street Journal. Her awards include Pictures of the Year International and the 2018 Humanitarian Award from Women That Soar.
“Nancy’s photos are known for their acute, beautiful details that reveal the stories of the moments and people being photographed,” FamilySearch wrote in its announcement. “A well-traveled public speaker, her own personal story is one of documenting precious relationships despite devastating trials.”
Borowick’s father was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 — while her mother was already battling the disease. The life-altering news compelled Borowick to document all the time she had left with her parents, who passed away only a year apart from each other, FamilySearch wrote in a news release.
In their honor, Borowick created a special photo tribute to them, “The Family Imprint: A Daughter’s Portrait of Love and Loss.”
She now speaks to over 50 audiences a year, including at hospitals and oncology units.
“She has a gift for telling intimate, personal stories of people and places around the world,” FamilySearch wrote in its announcement, adding that, “Nancy’s work is human, real, authentic and powerful, and those that have viewed her parents’ journey with her have felt as much.”
How to register for RootsTech 2024
RootsTech 2024 will feature hundreds of classes, sessions, exhibitors and other activities to help attendees discover more about their family heritage. This year’s theme is “Remember.”
The online event is free, and other pricing options are available at RootsTech.org.