Behind the Lens: Photographers of the American West featuring Laura Wilson

Join Laura Wilson as she discusses how her photography documents the stark realism of small Western communities and the individuals who live there. Wilson’s images have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ Magazine, English Vogue, London’s Sunday Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine and Wallpaper.

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

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Photo by Laura Wilson

She apprenticed with legendary photographer Richard Avedon, and authored an award-winning book entitled “Avedon at Work: In the American West.” It documented his creative process, working methods and his choice of subjects for his 1985 exhibition and book “In the American West” ‒ a collection of portraits of ordinary people.

Wilson’s recent exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas captured the majesty as well as tragedy of today’s American West. Entitled “That Day,” its subjects ranged from legendary Texas cattle ranches to the bleak reality of Indian reservations and compelling portraits of regional artists and writers.

Included with museum admission; free to museum members.