Laura Blacklow lblacklow.com
Laura Blacklow, a professional artist for over thirty years, is the author of New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step-By-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques (Focal Press, revised fourth edition, 2007). She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship for Works on Paper/Artists’ Books, the St. Botolph Club’s Morton Bradley Color Award, Polaroid Corporation’s Artist Support Program, a Research Grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and a Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Fellowship. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Photographic Resource Center and was president of Artists’ Call Against US, Intervention in Central America. She is an active member of the Guatemala Solidarity Committee and has been volunteering for over two decades in Central America and Cuba.
Blacklow’s manipulated photographic prints and artists’ books have been shown internationally, and reproductions of her work have appeared most recently in Exploring Color Photography, Robert Hirsch, Elsevier Publishing, London, 2015; Photography Beyond Technique, Tom Persinger, Focal Press/Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2014; and 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2, Julie Chen, Lark/Sterling Publishing, New York, 2013.
Blacklow has been on the faculty of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for twenty-five years, where she has taught in both the Graphic Arts & Printmaking Department and the Photography Department. Her courses have included artist’s books, oral and visual storytelling, historic photographic processes, black-and-white analog photography, color digital photography, and cameraless photography.