Laura Aguilar

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Laura Aguilar (born San Gabriel, California, 1959) is an American photographer. Her work is arguably feminist and celebrates being a lesbian.[1]

Aguilar claims to be "mostly self taught," though she did study at East Los Angeles Community College. Her work has been in the Venice Biennial, Italy; the Los Angeles City Hall Bridge Gallery, the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), and the Los Angeles Photography Center, Women's Center Gallery at the University of California in Santa Barbara and elsewhere.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ George E. Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and CulturesVolume 1 2000- Page 65 "The new lesbian artist was interested in exploring and representing sexually charged spaces, activities, and identities that were previously taboo, such as butch- femme and S/M exchange. Lesbian artists of the 1980s include Laura Aguilar, ..."
  2. ^ Diana Burgess Fuller, Daniela Salvioni Art, Women, California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections 2002 Page 254 "Laura Aguilar, a Southern California Chicana photographer, has made a series entitled Clothed/ Unclothed (1990-94) in which her friends pose in front of a neutral backdrop in formal Polaroid studio portraits, dressed and nude. These diptychs ..."
  3. ^ Sidonie Ann Smith, Julia Anne Watson Interfaces: Women, Autobiography, Image, Performance 2002 -- Page 69 "Laura. Aguilar. Pose. the. Subject. The self-portrait photograph performs a kind of visual autobiography, promising to ... narrated in the first person.1 Furthermore, due to the indexical promise of photography — its status as index or imprint of ..."
  4. ^ Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol Latinas in the United States, set: A Historical Encyclopedia 2006 Page 64 "Photography is another medium used for autoreflective narratives. Chicana photographers Laura Aguilar, Christina Fernández, Delilah Montoya, and Kathy Var Artists Looking at the Primitive. By and courtesy of Delilah Montoya. q.
  5. ^ Maythee Rojas Women of Color and Feminism (Large Print 16pt) 2010 -- Page 197 "Photographer Laura Aguilar's provocative images are a case in point. Serving as the primary model for her work, Aguilar transforms social expectations of the female nude when she photographs herself. Aguilar is a large woman most would "