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Kathleen Laraia Mclaughlin documents the last days of centuries-old traditions in Northern Transylvania.

About Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin

KATHLEEN LARAIA MCLAUGHLIN
855 Garfield Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626.233.0123
kathleen@klmphoto.com
www.klmphoto.com

Education
Virginia Commonwealth University 2001 M.F.A. Photography
Virginia Commonwealth University 1990 B.S. Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University 1990 Minor Photography

Professional Experience
2012-present New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, California
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Photography
PHOT520 History and Theory I
PHOT620 History and Theory II
DIGI614 Aesthetics of Personal Style (Digital Capture, Photoshop)
2009-present Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California (online)
Adjunct Faculty, School of Photography
PH_101 Photo History and Concepts (Digital Capture)
PH_115 Visualization (Digital Capture)
PH_235 People Photography (Digital Capture)
PH_100 Fundamentals of Photography (Digital Capture)
2006-present California State Fullerton, Fullerton, California
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Visual Arts
ART338A Creative Photography A (Film, Darkroom)
ART338B Creative Photography B (Film, Black/White and Color
Darkroom, Alternative Processes)
2005-present Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Art and Art History
ART280 Introduction to Photography (Film, Darkroom)
ART398 Documentary Photography (Film, Darkroom, Digital Capture,
Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro)
2009-2010 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Journalism
JOU22&23 Photojournalism and Advanced Press Photography
2005-2008 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
Adjunct Faculty, School of Photography
PH283 Art Photography (Film and Digital Capture)
PH122 Personal Expression (Film and Digital Capture)
PH120 Basic Photography (Film, Darkroom)
2006 California State San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art
ART290 Photography I (Film and Darkroom)
2005-2006 Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California
Adjunct Faculty, Photography Department
PH50 Introduction to Photography (Film and Darkroom)
2004-2006 Cypress College, Cypress, California
Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts Division, Photography Department
11481 Introduction to Photography (Film and Darkroom)
2004-2006 Santa Monica College Santa Monica, California
Adjunct Faculty, Photography Department
2747 Photography I (Color Slide/Positive Film)
2004 Otis College of Art and Design Continuing Education, Los Angeles, California
Photography Instructor
PHO2012 Introduction to the Black and White Darkroom (Film and
Darkroom)
2002-2003 Ioan Andreescu Academy of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fulbright Senior Scholar Visiting Lecturer
Seminar Current Trends in American Photography
Lecture Documentary Photography (Film, Darkroom, Digital Capture)
2002 Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
Assistant Professor, Cinema and Photography Department, Park School
222-304 Documentary Photography (Film and Darkroom)
222-141 Introduction to Photography (Film and Darkroom)
2001 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Adjunct Faculty, School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Film
PHTO245 Introduction to Photography (Film and Darkroom)

Grants and Fellowships

2012 Artist Lecture and Exhibition Travel Grant to Romania, United States Department of State
Artist Travel Sponsorship to Romania, Romanian National Tourist Office
2011 Artist Lecture and Exhibition Travel Grant, Xiang Sha Wan Photography Week, Inner Mongolia,
China
2008 Adjunct Faculty Grant, Coast Community College Association, Costa Mesa, California
2004 Photography Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
2003 Fulbright Senior Scholarship, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Federal Assistance Artist Grant for Exhibition in Romania, United States Department of State
2002 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Fellowship, International Research &
Exchange Board; National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Washington, D.C.

Awards

2012 Honorable Mention, The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures, Los Angeles Book Festival
2011 Runner-up, The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures, London Book Festival
2009 Documentary Finalist, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
2006 Second Place Award, The New Documentarian: For a Long Term Project, Julia Dean Workshops,
Marina del Ray, California
Excellence Award, B&W Magazine, Arroyo Grand, California
2005 Professional Honorable Mention, Portrait, International Photography Awards
Winner, Top 50, Critical Mass, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon
2004 Fourth Place Documentary Award, Humanity Photo Awards, Beijing, China
2002 1st Place Award, The Photo Review 2002 Competition, juried by Melissa Harris, Editor of Aperture,
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
2nd Place Award, Women’s Center Juried All Media Exhibition, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
2001 1st Place Category Award, Documentary, Gallery Print Photographic Awards, Stillwater, Minnesota
Best in Competition, Gallery Print Photographic Awards, Stillwater, Minnesota
1st Place Award, May All Media Show, Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia
2001 2nd Place Award, 7th Biennial Juried Competition in Southeastern Photography, Crealdé School of
Art, Winter Park, Florida
1999 1st Place Student Award, 1st Annual Richard Nagler Photography Competition, Judas Magnes
Museum, Berkeley, California

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2012 The Color of Hay, ASTRA International Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania
2011 The Color of Hay, Desert Art Palace, Xiang Sha Wan Photo Week, Inner Mongolia, China
The Color of Hay, Cleveland Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC
The Color of Hay, WorkSpace Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
The Color of Hay, Romanian Consulate, Los Angeles, California
The Color of Hay, SPACE, South Pasadena, California
2008 Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2007 Robert V. Fullerton Museum, Ellis Gallery, Cal State University, San Bernardino, California
School of Photography, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
2006 Art6 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2005 Visual Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
2004 Tradition and Changein Transylvania, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay,
Wisconsin
Ancient Peasant Ways in Transylvania, Charleston Heights Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Las Vegas,
Nevada
Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
2003 Mind's Eye Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania
National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Eastern Kentucky University, Giles Gallery, Richmond, Kentucky
Gheorgheni Cultural Center, Harghita, Romania
The People’s Palace, Bucharest, Romania
2002 Galeria, National Academy of Art, Bucharest, Romania
Ethnographic Museum, Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania
University of California Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, California
Franklin Street Cafe, Tribeca, New York City, New York
East-West Gallery, Romanian Cultural Center, New York, New York
2001 Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York
Romanian Embassy, Washington, DC
A Contactful Life, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
1998 Sara D. November Gallery, The Jewish Community Center, Richmond, Virginia

Group Exhibitions

2012 A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, curated by Darius Himes and
Larissa Leclair, FOTO Week DC, November
Looking at Ourselves: Portraits featured on Lenscratch, Guate Photo Festival, Guatemala City,
Guatemala
2012 A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, Curated by Darius Himes and
Larissa Leclair, Gallery Carte Blanche, San Francisco, California
Collection of the Indie Photobook Library, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, Massachusetts
2011 Museum of Photographic Art Silent Auction, San Diego, California
Between East and West: Folk Art Treasures of Romania, Mingei International Museum, San Diego,
California
2010 Picturing the Process: Beauty and Body Image, Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, California
Invitational Julia Dean Silent Auction, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2008 The Indomitable Spirit, Starlight Auction, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2007 Denver International Airport Invitational Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort
Collins, Colorado
2006 Aftermath Auction, Dawson’s Book Shop, Los Angeles, California
Generations of Caring, Methodist's Hospital's Center for Performing Arts Medicine, Houston,
Texas
People, Places and Things, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
Photo Narratives: The Latent Image, The College Art Gallery, Cazenovia College, New York
Selected Works Invitational, Gallery Print Photographers, Oxygen Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
2005 Romania Redrawn, Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
One Foot After Another: Photography, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Oregon
First Annual Juried Photographer's Showcase, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Humanity Photo Award 2004, Guangdong Museum of Art, China, UNESCO Headquarters,
Paris, France, UN Pavilion 2005 EXPO, Aichi, Japan
2004 Houston Center for Photography 2004 Fellowship Recipients, Houston Center for Photography,
Houston, Texas
Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, Wisconsin
2003 Invitational Photo Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana
The 146th Royal Photographic Society Exhibition, Stoke Museum and Art Gallery, England
The Contemplative Man, Cultural Center, University of Nantes, France
2002 The Photo Review 2002 Competition Exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lancaster Museum of Art’s Photo National 2002, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Humanity Photo Award 2002, Beijing, China
Midwest Photography Invitational: XII, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay,
Wisconsin
The 145th Royal Photographic Society Exhibition, Stoke Museum and Art Gallery, England
Contemporary Photography in Virginia, Western Virginia Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
Gallery Print Photographic Awards, Gallery Print, Stillwater, Minnesota
Women’s Center Juried Exhibition, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Threads of Tradition, Smithtown Township Arts Council, New York
2001
7th Annual National Photography Competition, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, Texas
Folio, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, Virginia
9th International Photographic Art Exhibition, Scengde City, China
Latent Images, Our Dream Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2001 Spectra ’01, Third National Photography Biennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut
Honoring the Crone, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Current Works 2001, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri
The 144th Royal Photographic Society Exhibition, Stoke Museum and Art Gallery, England
She-Painting, East-West Gallery, Romanian Cultural Center, New York, New York
Fresh Works, A Celebration of Virginia Photography, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
7th Biennial Juried Competition in Southeastern Photography, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, Florida
1999 1st Annual Richard Nagler Photography Competition, Judas Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California

Publications — Books, Magazines, and Journals:

2012 Of The Afternoon Magazine, Issue Number 1, November(on press)
Chinese Photographers Magazine, April issue, photo essay pp. 36-43, Beijing, China
2011 The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures, McLaughlin, Kathleen Laraia and McLaughlin, Henry,
Oceanic Graphic Printing, Hong Kong, China
LensWork #95, July/August issue, reproductions pp. 75-91, Anacortes, Washington
LensWork Extended #95, multimedia publication, 39 images and audio interview, Anacortes, Washington
PDN Magazine, reproduction, February
2010 Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, University of California Berkeley Press, Vol. 10, Number 1, photo essay, Winter
2007 Fotofile, Number 52, reproduction of portfolio, Long Island, New York
2006 Rangefinder Magazine, December issue, reproduction, Santa Monica, California
B&W Magazine, Special Portfolios Issue, reproduction of portfolio, June, Arroyo Grande, California
Photomedia CenterInsight Magazine, reproduction of portfolio, Erie, Pennsylvania
2005 B&W Magazine, reproduction, December Annual , Arroyo Grande, California
SHOTS 89, reproductions, Autumn, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 fotogrid, reproduction, Spring ,Vol. 1, Los Angeles, California
2003 The Times Saturday Magazine, “The Last Peasants of Europe,” cover and photo essay), March 8,
2003, London, England
2003 LensWork #44, cover and portfolio, January, Anacortes, Washington
2002 New Rag Rising Magazine, Winter issue, photographic essay, High Point, North Carolina

Publications - Selected Reviews and Articles:

2012 Curto, Jeff, “Photographer’s Bookshelf: The Color of Hay,” Camera Position 117: A Podcast About the Creative Side of Photography, November
Petrescu, Cristina, “Sapte Sfaturi Pentru Fotograful Documentarist aspirant (Seven Tips for Aspiring Documentary Photographers,)” ParagrAFF, October 18
Robinson, Abby, “The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures,” book review, PDNedu
Magazine, Spring
2012 Casper, Jim, “The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures,” book review, LensCulture Online Magazine
2011 Smithson, Aline, “Success Stories: Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin,” March, Lenscratch Blog
Schwartz, Erin, “Your Photo of the Day: The Color of Hay,” March 3, Photo Stories from National Public Radio
Editors of the Bureau of Educational Affairs, “Preserving the Culture of Modernizing Villages
Through Photography,” The Fulbright Program
McWhorter, Melanie, “The Color of Hay,” book review, photo-eye, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Stockdale, Doug, “The Color of Hay,” book review, The PhotoBook Blog, October
Stefanut, Laura, “FOTO Doi Americani in Maramuresul Binecuvantat (PHOTO: Two Americans in Blessed Maramures,)” Romania Libera, April 7
DeHart, Theo, “The Color of Hay,” book review, Dot Photozine, October
Griggs, Tom, “f100: Jason Francisco, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Alex Leme, and Raoul
Gatepin,” fototazo Online Magazine
2009 McWhinnie, Ailsa, “Time Capsule,” Black + White Photography Magazine, feature article and photo
essay, East Sussex, England
Butters, Mary Jane, “Makin’ Hay in Romania,” Mary Jane Farm Magazine, feature article and photo essay, August-September issue, Norwalk, Connecticut
2006 Ericson, Misty, “Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin: A Year of Days,” Her Circle Magazine: A Magazine For Women’s Creative Arts and Activism
2004 Pederson, Sylvie, “Three Artist Show at Maude Kerns Art Center,” Eugene Weekly, January 29
2003 Marinescu, Veronica, “Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, O Fotorafa din America, pe Urmele Taranilor
din Maramures (An American Photographer Following the Maramures Peasants),” Curierul National, April 20

Publications – Exhibition Catalogs and Brochures:

2012 Exhibition Catalog, A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, Indie
Photobook Library, curated by Darius Himes and Larissa Leclair
2011 Brochure, Romania, Atlantic Tour, Bucharest, Romania
2006 Brochure, B&W Magazine, Arroyo Grande, California, reproduction
2004 Exhibition Catalog, Humanity Photo Awards: World Folklore Photographers Association, Beijing, China
2002 Annual Photo Exhibition Catalog, The Photo Review, Langhorne, Pennsylvania reproduction
Exhibition Brochure, Contemporary Photography in Virginia, Western Virginia Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
145th International Print Exhibition Catalogue, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England,
reproduction of photograph
2001 Exhibition Catalog, 7th Biennial Juried Competition in Southeastern Photography, Winter Park,
Florida, reproduction

Lectures, Symposiums, and Workshops

2012 “Teaching the History of Photography,” VASA Project Online Media Studies, part of the
Teaching Photography Certificate Program (5-weeks online workshop)
“Documentary Photography: What Compels Us to Photograph,” Master Class Lecture, ASTRA
International Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania
“Current Trends in Contemporary Photography,” Lecture, National University of Arts,
Bucharest, Romania
“In My Back Yard,” Lecture and Artist Talk, Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2012 “The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures, “ Artist Talk, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania
“Documentary Photographic Styles in the Early 21st Century,” Panel with Todd Hido, Darius
Himes, and Eric W. Carroll, Indie Photobook Library at Gallery Carte Blanche, San Francisco, California
“The Public and Private Spaces of Village Life," Image Maker Presentation, Society for
Photographic Education National Conference, San Francisco, California
2011 “Folk Culture and Non-material Heritage,” Panel with Laura Moya and Nancy Newberry, Xiang
Sha Wan Photo Week, Inner Mongolia, China
“Villages in Transition in the European Union,” Image Maker Presentation, Society for
Photographic Education Western Regional Conference, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, California
“The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Romania,” Artist Talk, Cleveland Public Library, Washington,
District of Columbia
“The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures,” Artist Talk, Romanian Consulate, Los Angeles,
California
“The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures,” Lecture, Mingei International Folk Art
Museum, San Diego, California
“Traditions and Change,” Lecture, University of California Los Angeles Romanian Language
Club, Los Angeles, California
“The Color of Hay,” Artist Talk, Park West Camera Club, New York, New York
2008 Invited Guest Lecturer as part of Smithson’s Next Step class, Julia Dean Photo Workshops,
Marina del Ray, California
2005 “Travel Photo Workshop to Transylvania, Romania,” Julia Dean Photo Workshops, Marina del
Ray, California
2004 “A Year of Days,” Image Maker Presentation, Society for Photographic Education Western
Regional Conference, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
Artist Talk, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Artist Talk, Dalton State College, Dalton, Georgia
2003 “Documenting Village Life in Transition,” Lecture, East Meets West Symposium, Romanian
Fulbright Commission, Sibiu, Romania
2001 “A Contactful Life: Maramures,” Image Maker Presentation, Society for Photographic Education
Southeast Regional Conference, Hampton, Virginia

Membership in Professional Organizations

1997-present Society for Photographic Education
2011-present College Arts Association
2004-2006 Houston Center for Photography
2001-2004 Silver Eye Center for Photography

Collections

Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, California
Western Virginia Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
Judas Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California
United States Embassy, Bucharest, Romania
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Indie Photobook Library, Washington, District of Columbia
ASTRA International Museum Complex, Sibiu, Romania

Professional Services

2013 Portfolio Reviewer, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Chicago
Judging Panel, Reflections Program 2012-13 “The Magic of the Moment,” California State Parent Teacher Association
2012 Portfolio Reviewer, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, San Francisco
2008-2010 Co-Chair, Society for Photographic Education West Regional Conference
• Worked with co-chairto make conference arrangements/set schedule of events
• Reviewed proposals for conference lectures
• Compiled and revised program abstracts and lecturer bios for the program
• Developed and ran the Vendor Showcase
• Coordinated student volunteers
2008 Portfolio Reviewer, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Denver
2006-2008 Secretary, Society for Photographic Education West Regional Conference
• Worked with board members to make conference arrangements/set schedule of
events
• Reviewed proposals for conference lectures
• Compiled and revised program abstracts and lecturer bios for the program
• Led Student Competitions and obtained $7,000 value in awards
• Worked with co-chairs to oversee entire event

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