1968 Born, Oak Park, IL
1997 The Last Jews of Radauti by Lawrence Salzmann. This body of work began and continues to be an inspiration for my work.
1998 Interned at Mary Ellen Mark's studio. My eyes were opened to archiving prints and creating a digital library.
2001 Studied with Richmond, VA photographer Tommy Daniels. He taught me his printing techniques.
2001 Met with Brooklyn Museum's former Photo Curator, Barbara Millstein. She gave me words of advice that I continue to carry with me.
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2006 Excellence Award, B&W Magazine, Special Portfolios Issue, Arroyo Grande, California
2006 2nd Place Award, The New Documentarian, Julia Dean Workshops, Marina del Rey, California
2005 Professional Honorable Mention, Culture, International Photography Awards
2005 Top 50, Critical Mass Winner, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon
2004 HCP Photography Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2003 United States Department of State Federal Assistance Award, Washington, DC
2003 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Individual Advanced Research Opportunities, IREX, Washington, DC
2003 Fulbright Senior Scholarship, CIES, Washington, DC
2002 1st Place Award, Photo Review 2002 Photography Competition, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Solo Exhibitions

2007 The Color of Hay, Robert V. Fullerton Museum, San Bernardino, CA
2005 The Color of Hay, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
2004 The Color of Hay, Charleston Heights Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
2003 The Color of Hay, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania
2003 The Color of Hay, National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2002 The Color of Hay, Ethnographic Museum, Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania
2002 Old Ways in Modern Times, University of California Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA
2002 Old Ways in Modern Times, East-West Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Maramures, Romania, Romanian Embassy, Washington, DC
2001 Old Ways in Modern Times, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
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Group Exhibitions

2008 The Indomitable Spirit, Starlight Auction, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 The Color of Hay, SilverEye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2007 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver International Airport Invitational Exhibition, Fort Collins, Colorado
2006 Selected Works Invitational, Gallery Print Photographers, Oxygen Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2006 2 Person Show - The Color of Hay, Art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2006 People, Places and Things, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
2006 The Aftermath Auction, Dawson’s Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA
2005 One Foot After Another: Photography, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2005 Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
2005 First Annual Juried Photographer's Showcase, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2004 2 Person - Old Ways in Modern Times, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
2004 HCP 2004 Fellowship Recipients, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
2003 Invitational Photo Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana
2003 2 Person - Old Ways in Modern Times, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
2002 Contemporary Photography in Virginia, Western Virginia Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
2002 Gallery Print Photographic Awards, Gallery Print, Stillwater, MN
2001 Folio, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
2001 Latent Images, Our Dream Gallery, Portland, OR
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Western Virginia Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
Judas Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Haven, CT
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The Color of Hay. Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin. Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, 2010 (photo-eye Cat# ZE272)
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1986 - 1990 Virginia Commonwealth University, BS in Psychology, Minor in Photography
1997 - 2001 Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA in Photography

Favorite Photography Books

The Last Jews of Radauti, Lawrence Salzmann
A Vanished World, Roman Vishniac, (photo-eye Cat# OP048)
Diane Arbus. An Aperture Monograph. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edi, Diane Arbus, (photo-eye Cat# AP353)
Immediate Family, Sally Mann, (photo-eye Cat# AP270)
W. Eugene Smith. 55 series., W. Eugene Smith, (photo-eye Cat# PI044)

Favorite Technical Photography Books

Photography, 7th Ed., Barbara London and John Upton, (photo-eye Cat# PH013)
Color Photography. A Working Manual, Henry Horenstein, (photo-eye Cat# LB035)

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