Nancy Shia is a freelance photographer and resident of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. since the mid-1970s. She served the community on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission from 1982-1984 and from 2007-2010. She has an extensive collection of images of protests, demonstrations and political actions from the 1960s through today. She worked for a DC news company for 20 years, collecting images of senators, congresspeople, secretaries, ambassadors, ministers, presidents and prime ministers. However, the most important part of the collection are her images of Adams Morgan, as it developed from a "sleepy Southern town" of the 1970s to what it is today.