Laurie Toby Edison

Photographer

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Four Sisters, Forty Years, Four Connected Lives

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say We were both taken with this series of photographs by Nicholas Nixon. In 1975, he was visiting his wife’s family, and he asked her and her three sisters if they would pose for a photograph. The next year at a wedding, he asked them to pose again in the same order. […]

Photomicrography: Beauty We Never See

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Laurie says: I’ve always loved photomicrography images. The best of them are exquisite images of an unseen world that surrounds us. Nikon has a Small World contest every year for the best of these images.  Celebrating its 40th year, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. […]

Body: My Photograph Juror’s Choice in Budapest Exhibition

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Laurie says: I was delighted when I heard that my photograph Debbie Notkin and Tracy Blackstone from Women En Large was the juror’s choice in Body, an international photography exhibition at the PH1 Gallery in Budapest, curated by Zsolt Bátori.  One of the reasons in that the overall quality of the exhibition is thoughtful and […]

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 […]


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