Laurie Toby Edison

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Leslie Feinberg: Art in the Teeth of All

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Laurie says: I have tremendous admiration for someone who creates art in spite of everything. And as an artist, especially if they must change their art to adapt to the confines of physical limitations. These photographs from the Screened-In Series were made by Leslie Feinberg, the transgender warrior who died last week. We posted about […]

Preston Gannaway: Out in the ‘Hood: Teddy Ebony As Young Gay Man

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Laurie says: I first met Preston Gannaway at the National Queer Arts Festival when we both had work in the Bodies, body, bodies exhibition. Then I saw her again when we both had work in LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. I very much admired her photographs in both […]

Links on the Brink of October

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Debbie says: I was struck by these very diverse images of women giving birth around the world. The photographer, Alice Proujansky, gave birth herself in 2012. Although she didn’t set out to become a natal photographer, Proujansky is interested in working on projects about women and said for one reason or another, she finds herself […]

New Work From The Portraits

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m excited about the changes in my vision that create these new photos. When we made Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes, the book included small images that were created from the larger photos. They were complete compositions in themselves as art.  Since Familiar Men was about masculinity, they were also part of its […]

Beth Gwinn: Dream Project

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Laurie says: My friend Beth Gwinn has spent her professional life taking superb photographs of writers and performers. Now she has a portrait book project, and she’s doing a kickstarter. .. Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman .. I’m Beth Gwinn and I have been a professional photographer since 1980.  My life has been […]

Visit to Sojourner Truth Archive

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Laurie says: I wrote about discovering Sojourner Truth’s cartes-de-visite in my post ” Sojourner Truth: I Sell The Shadow To Support The Substance.” I came across the first mention of the cartes-de-visite in a video interview with Nell Painter, who has written a superb biography of Truth which I highly recommend. Painter mentioned on the video […]

Aerial Photography Re-imagined

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m back from Detroit and the Sojourner Truth archive in Battle Creek.  I’ll have a lot to say about this next week.  But I want to think about it for a while. This post is about drones used for a new kind of aerial photography.  They have a far closer range and different perspectives […]

Julian Dimock: Photographs Of African-Americans – South Carolina 1905

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Laurie says: This extraordinary collection of Dimock’s work has recently been put on line by The Museum of Natural History. Given the obvious quality of the work on line, I’m hoping sometime to have a chance to see the originals. I am initially struck by the brilliant and respectful photographs he took of African Americans […]

Photographs In 2014 National Queer Arts Festival

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m delighted to have 2 of my nude portraits in Body, body, bodies, a feature exhibition of the 2014 National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco. One is of my friend Tee Corinne (taken shortly before her death in 2006). Tee was a groundbreaking Lesbian erotic artist whose works included The Cunt Coloring […]

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Art of Imperfection

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Laurie says: I wish I could say that my work was influenced by Julia Cameron’s portraits.  I’ve seen a fair number of the originals and I admire them a great deal.   But I didn’t find her work until my portrait style had been long established.  I think it’s possible that if I had discovered her […]


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