Laura Larson is a photographer who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including Art in General, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SFCamerawork, Susanne Vielmetter/L.A. Projects, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Reviews of her exhibitions have appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time Out New York, and she has published artist projects in Cabinet, Documents and The Literary Review. She is the recipient of grants from Ohio Arts Council and the New York Foundation of the Arts, and of residency fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Ucross Foundation.
The assumption of objectivity that continues to haunt photography—the desire to trust our eyes—is a central concern of my work. Mining the intersection between documentary and poetic practices, my subjects range from dollhouses to dirty hotel rooms to the paranormal. My work poses questions about the medium and its terms of representation: its materials, histories, and social meanings. While I identify as a photographer, my work encompasses film, video, digital media, and writing. I see my photographs as a product of my skepticism and desire to believe in the medium of photography.