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,[1] and London's Sunday Times Magazine.


Wilson has completed four books of photography and text:


In September 2005, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas mounted an exhibition of Wilson's photographs from Avedon at Work.[6]

Photographs from the book Grit & Glory were exhibited in the Meadows Museum of Southern Methodist University in 2011.[5][7]

Other activities[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Wilson is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.[8] She serves on the boards of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University[9] and the University of Texas Libraries.[10] 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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Wilson was born Laura Cunningham and raised in Massachusetts, the daughter of Rosemary (née White) and Edward J. Cunningham.[11]

Wilson is married to Robert A. Wilson. They live in Dallas, Texas and are the parents of three sons, actors Andrew, Owen, and Luke, and grandparents to six grandchildren through Andrew and Owen.[11]


  1. ^ "About Laura Wilson", within "November architecture events", Dallas Architecture Forum, November 9, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Thomas, Robert McG., Jr. (April 21, 1997), "Watkins Matthews, Rancher From Bygone Era, Dies at 98", The New York Times .
  3. ^ Koop, P. A. (March 22, 2001), "Hutterites of Montana. (Book Reviews)", Utopian Studies, (subscription required (help)) .
  4. ^ "Saving Face: Laura Wilson's new book, 'Avedon at Work'", Variety, March 28, 2008, (subscription required (help)) .
  5. ^ a b Exhibition notice for Grit and Glory, Southern Methodist University. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  6. ^ "Deromanticizing the West: The Portraits of Richard Avedon", USA Today, December 1, 2005, (subscription required (help)) .
  7. ^ 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 .
  8. ^ Newsletter, February 2005, Texas Institute of Letters. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  9. ^ "The Clements Center's Advisors", 2010–2011 report, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, p.36. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  10. ^ "Advisory Council", University of Texas Libraries, January 6, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  11. ^ a b "At 93, Rosemary Cunningham, Norwell resident", Boston Herald, July 24, 2002, (subscription required (help)) 

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