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Laura McPhee

Laura McPhee
Title: 
Chair, Professor
Department: 
Office: 
Kennedy 618
Bio: 

Photographer Laura McPhee is noted for her stunning large-scale landscapes and portraits of the people who live and work in them. Her latest project involves the desert west of the United States where she is chronicling visual stories about time, both geologic and human.

Education: 
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design; BA, Princeton University
Professional Experience: 

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 - "Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention," The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
  • 2016 - "Changing Frontiers," The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
  • 2016 - "Big: Photographs from the Collection," The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • 2016 - "Selections," Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
  • 2012 - "America In View: Photography from 1865 to Now," Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
  • 2012 - "A Generous Medium: Photography at Wellesley College, 1972-2012," Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA, 2012
  • 2012 - "Looking Back at Earth: Contemporary Environmental Photography from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection," Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Selected Collections

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • J. Paul Getty Center Museum
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • International Center of Photography
  • Saint Louis Art Museum

Selected Publications

  • 2014 - The Home and the World: A View of Calcutta, Photographs by Laura McPhee; With a foreword by Amitav Ghosh and an essay by Romita Ray
  • 2011 - Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park, Edited by Alexander Brash, Jamie Hand and Kate Orff. Photographs by Laura McPhee, Princeton Architectural Press
  • 2009 - Guardians of Solitude, Limited Edition Large Format Book, Iris Editions, London

Connect: lauramcphee.com