Laurie Toby Edison


Laurie Toby Edison has been a jeweler since 1969 and a photographer since 1989.  She has been exhibiting her work at conventions for over 25 years; retrospectives of her jewelry and sculpture have been featured at LACon, Noreascon and ConJose.  In 1994 she published Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes, a black & white fine art photography book (edited and text by Debbie Notkin).  Edison's photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Tokyo, Kyoto, Toronto, Boston, London, and San Francisco.  Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes was published in 2004.  Her recently completed work on Women of Japan, clothed portraits of women from many cultures and backgrounds, is an exhibition at Nippon 2007.  100 of her photographs were shown in her exhibition "Meditations on the Body: Recent Work" at the National Museum of Art in Osaka in August 2001.


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Sat1600Women of Japan Exhibit Artists Talk (Docent)Women of Japan, Laurie Toby Edison's recently completed eight-year intercultural photography project, is a featured exhibition of Nippon 2007. This is the first time the finished project has been shown. The exhibition includes 40 photographs with bilingual texts and an introduction by Mari Kotani. The images show the beauty and power of Japanese women of diverse age, class, size, ability, culture and background. Together with the accompanying bilingual text, the photographs extend the boundaries of both Japanese and US standards for "who" is beautiful and "who" is significant. Some of the work has previously been shown at the National Museum of Art (Osaka), Third Gallery Aya (Osaka) and the Kyoto Art Center.Laurie Toby EDISON
Sat1600Women of Japan Panel discussionWomen of Japan, Laurie Toby Edison's recently completed 8 year intercultural photography project, involved both Japanese and US fans (among others) and is a featured exhibition fo Nippon 2007. The images show the beauty and power of diverse Japanese women, and extend the boundaries of both Japanese and US standards for "who" is beautiful and "who" is significant. Come hear Laurie Toby Edison, and several of the women in her photographs, discuss the project and its importance.Laurie Toby EDISON, Junko FUKAZAWA, Rebecca JENNISON, Manami TACHIBANA, Mari KOTANI
Sun1200Women of Japan Exhibit Artists Talk (Docent)Women of Japan, Laurie Toby Edison's recently completed 8 year intercultural photography project, involved both Japanese and US fans (among others) and is a featured exhibition fo Nippon 2007. The images show the beauty and power of diverse Japanese women, and extend the boundaries of both Japanese and US standards for "who" is beautiful and "who" is significant. Come hear Laurie Toby Edison, and several of the women in her photographs, discuss the project and its importance.Laurie Toby EDISON