Laura Wilson is a photographer whose work has 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, Marie Claire and Texas Monthly. Laura Wilson is married and lives in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband Robert are the parents of three sons, Andrew, Owen and Luke Wilson.
Wilson has done four books. Her latest, Avedon at Work, documents one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. Wilson was Richard Avedon’s assistant for six years and her photographs and journal entries show Avedon’s creative process, working methods, and range of subjects as he worked to complete, In the American West. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center/University of Texas Press October 2003).
Yale University Press published Hutterites of Montana: photographs and text by Laura Wilson (Fall 2000).
A book such as this – a book so clearly and genuinely extraordinary comes along rarely and only as a result of exceptional skill and dedication.
Watt Matthews of Lambshead: photographs and text by Laura Wilson (Texas Historical Association 1989). The New York Times said the book has become “a classic of Texas history.”
Grit & Glory documents the energy and thrill of six-man football in small Texas towns. (Bright Sky Press September 2003).
Wilson is currently working on three projects, one documents life along the Texas/Mexico border, the second, Making Movies, documents Hollywood directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and actors behind the scenes. The third documents American fighter pilots, who have seen combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.