Laurie Toby Edison

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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 […]

My Body Is Not an Apology: Fostering Radical Self-Love

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: This year is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes, and one of the most gratifying experiences we’ve had in these two decades is watching the explosion of other artists and activists developing the same artistic, social justice, and self-delight themes we were (and […]

Fat Nudes As Old Masters

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Laurie says: I was sent a link to Fullerton-Batten’s photos of fat nudes. As someone who does portraits with the goal of capturing some essential sense of the model in their natural body language, I found both the work and the artist’s description of it thought provoking. .. .. She says: I have transposed the […]

Sojourner Truth: I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Laurie says: I was listening to a Nell Painter video that Ta-Nehisi Coates linked to, talking about, among other things, her book The History of White People. I just finished the book, and it’s fascinating. She mentioned on the video that Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist and suffragist, (whose biography she’s written) had used photography. Of […]

My Work in US/Chinese Feminist Exhibition

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Laurie Says: I wrote a few days ago about the US/Chinese feminist exhibition Half The Sky: Intersections of Social Practice Art in Shenyang, China at the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. It runs from April 15th to the 30th. As I said, I’m delighted to be in the exhibition. The catlogue is beautiful and the […]

Returning with Links

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Debbie says: As you may have noticed, we were down for most of a week due to a malware attack. Endless thanks to our webmaster for tireless efforts to bring the blog (and the website) back up safely. When the attack happened, I was just about to put up a links post, so that’s where […]

“Groin Gazing”: Taboos, Penises, and “Fashion” Photography (NSFW)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Photographer Claire Milbrath did a fashion photography shoot for Vice (a print and online magazine) called “Groin Gazing,” in which casual clothes are (apparently) being sold to men (sexual orientation unknown) by means of torso and groin shots, showing (apparently) erect penises under the clothes on offer. Tracy Moore at Jezebel […]

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