Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin is a mother, photographer, and educator with an appetite for exploring the world. Wherever she goes, she brings a compassionate and curious lens backed by traditional film. For her efforts at capturing a disappearing world, she has received a Fulbright Senior Scholarship, an IREX IARO Grant (National Endowment for the Humanities), and a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship for her work in Romania. Her images have appeared in LensWork, Rangefinder, B&W Magazine, Black + WhitePhotography (UK), and The Times Saturday Magazine (UK). Her photographs have been exhibited both nationally and internationally and are in the permanent collections at the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, Western Virginia Museum of Art, and the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.
The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures is Kathleen’s first monograph of photographs, November, 2010 (www.colorofhay.com).
Kathleen received her MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University. She teaches photography in the Los Angeles area, mainly Loyola Marymount University, Pasadena City College and the Academy of Art University San Francisco (online). Kathleen has been an active member of the Society for Photographic Education and was on the West regional board for four years.