Nicholas Whitman is an American photographer. He is best known for his work chronicling the decay and transformations of buildings, as well as his nature studies. His most recent works (Shore Views, Squares from Nature, and Sea, Shore, Sky & Ice) focus on shifting scenes of nature. Whitman’s earlier MASS MoCA: From Mill to Museum (2001), on the other hand, documents the renovation of a sprawling electronics plant into the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, . Similarly, Whitman’s 2008 book, The Colonial Theatre: A Pittsfield Resurrection, showcases the transformation of the Miller Supply Company of Pittsfield, Massachusetts into a functional playhouse.
A graduate of RIT’s photography program, Whitman was Curator of Photography at the New Bedford Whaling Museum from 1978 to 1986. In addition to his independent work, he is currently an instructor at Williams College’s winter studies program.