Laurie Toby Edison

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Zanele Muholi : LGBT Faces from South Africa

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Laurie says: Muholi’s powerful portraits of LGBT people in her community is stunning art and makes the invisible visible to us.  Her work gives us a sense of the reality of who the people in her portraits are, as they look at us. She is referred to as a visual activist and that certainly expresses […]

Gordon Parks: Back From Fort Scott

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Laurie says: Gordon Parks: Back from Fort Scott is a remarkable exhibition of brilliant photographs that document the realities of life under racism and segregation in the 1950’s. Working in a very difficult place and time, Gordon Park‘s portraits are both aesthetically beautiful and give us a real sense of the people in the images. […]

My Photos in Transforming Community – Disability Exhibition

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Laurie says: I am very happy to have 2 photos in the Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity and Access exhibition at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City. It takes place during the 2015 Women’s Caucus of the Arts National Conference, which explores access and difference in its many forms. It runs from February 7th to […]

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 […]


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