Laura Husar Garcia was born into a family of storytellers. At age 7, she brought her camera on adventures alongside her father, who was a writer. On Sunday mornings she spun the family globe and wherever her finger landed, that was the Chicago ethnic neighborhood they explored for the day. Her father wrote stories about the people they met, and Laura took pictures with her Kodak Instamatic, telling stories with her camera. Her passion for visual storytelling led to a career as a photographer.
Laura is a Chicago-based photographer who has documented the intimacies of the human spirit and the beauty of nature for more than 25 years, initially as a photojournalist and today as a fine art photographer. She is a 2015 Photolucida Critical Mass top 200 finalist, and her work has been exhibited internationally. Laura's photographs have been published in several books, including “America At Home: A Close-up Look at How We Live”, which is one of the largest collaborative photography projects in publishing history. A year-long documentary project was exhibited at The Polish Museum of America in Chicago after co-winning a 1st place Community Grant from the Illinois Humanities Council. Laura has won several national awards, and her photographs have been published in major newspapers, magazines and books. She worked as a photographer in Santa Fe, NM for more than ten years, where her foundation as an artist took root.
Laura is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Three Story Media, a Chicago-based production company that delivers visual storytelling with a documentary style to commercial clients. As a freelance photo editor, Laura helps documentary photographers build and update their portfolios. She clarifies creative vision, image selection, storytelling and audience.
Laura lives with her husband Alex, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, her two children and her yellow lab, Blue.