Laurie Victor Kay

Exploring and interpreting her surroundings through the lens of a camera, photographer Laurie Victor Kay was given her first camera, a Pentax K1000, at age fourteen. Kay studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College in Chicago where she received her B.F.A. in photography in 1995. After studying painting, art history and photography in Chicago, Italy and France, the artist settled in Omaha, yet she continues to produce work through extensive international travel. For the past decade Kay has focused on photographing public places and the people in them, and views her work as part of an ongoing process. She and her husband Charles own Laurie and Charles Photographs in Omaha, and their commissioned portraits hang in collections throughout the world. Kay’s work has also been featured in Photo District News and Camera Arts, and she was a past winner of the Prix de la Photographie.