Laurie Peek is an award-winning photographer whose work straddles the line between documentary and fine art. With a knack for elevating the everyday, she has been a photography educator, archivist, journalist and artist.
Peek has an MFA in Photography from the Visual Studies Workshop / SUNY Buffalo. She worked at the George Eastman House Museum of Photography, taught photography and was photo librarian for The Bettmann Archive and Sygma Photo News.
In the 1980s Peek became a photojournalist and PR photographer covering Brooklyn, politics, protest movements, community gardens, housing, and Mayor Ed Koch. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Brooklyn Paper, City Limits, Soho News, Village Voice, as well as film documentaries — 2003 Oscar-nominated "Tupac-Resurrection" and 2012 "Koch."
Since 2012 Peek has exhibited widely across the US. She is a series Winner of the 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2020) for both Cell Phone and Nature Photography.