Laura Wilson (photographer)
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Laura Cunningham Wilson (born October 13, 1939) is an American photographer. Her photographs have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wallpaper, Washington Post Magazine, and London's Sunday Times Magazine.
Wilson has completed four books of photography and text:
- Watt Matthews of Lambshead (Texas State Historical Association, 1989, ISBN 0876110901) is a photographic essay about one of the last great Texas cattlemen. In Matthews' obituary, The New York Times wrote that the book has become “a classic of Texas history.”
- Hutterites of Montana (Yale University Press, 2000, ISBN 0300083394) documents the Hutterite communities of the American west.
- Avedon at Work: In the American West (University of Texas Press, 2003, ISBN 0292701934) is a portrait of photographer Richard Avedon (for whom Wilson worked as an assistant) showing his creative process, working methods, and range of subjects as he worked to complete In the American West.
- Grit and Glory: Six-Man Football (Bright Sky Press, 2003, ISBN 1931721289) documents six-man football and its culture in small Texas towns.
Wilson has lectured on photography at Harvard University, the International Center of Photography in New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the University of Texas at Austin.
Wilson is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. She serves on the boards of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Libraries. She is also a member of the advisory councils of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
- "About Laura Wilson", within "November architecture events", Dallas Architecture Forum, November 9, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- Thomas, Robert McG., Jr. (April 21, 1997), "Watkins Matthews, Rancher From Bygone Era, Dies at 98", The New York Times.
- Koop, P. A. (March 22, 2001), "Hutterites of Montana. (Book Reviews)" (subscription required), Utopian Studies.
- "Saving Face: Laura Wilson's new book, 'Avedon at Work'" (subscription required), Variety, March 28, 2008.
- Exhibition notice for Grit and Glory, Southern Methodist University. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
- "Deromanticizing the West: The Portraits of Richard Avedon" (subscription required), USA Today, December 1, 2005.
- Granberry, Michael (February 1, 2011), "Not to be left out, galleries and museums offer their own rare “art” of Super Bowl", The Dallas Morning News.
- Newsletter, February 2005, Texas Institute of Letters. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
- "The Clements Center's Advisors", 2010–2011 report, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, p.36. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
- "Advisory Council", University of Texas Libraries, January 6, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- "At 93, Rosemary Cunningham, Norwell resident" (subscription required), Boston Herald, July 24, 2002
- Official website
- "Amon Carter Museum Presents Laura Wilson: Avedon at Work", Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas