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Laura Wilson (photographer)

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Occupation  Photographer
Spouse  Robert Andrew Wilson
Role  Photographer
Name  Laura Wilson
Nationality  American

Laura Wilson (photographer) Laura Wilson Richard Avedon and Watt Matthews in the

Born  October 13, 1939 (age 76) (1939-10-13)
Children  Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Andrew Wilson
Parents  Edward J. Cunningham, Rosemary White
Grandchildren  Joseph Obiamiwe Wilson, Robert Ford Wilson, Finn Lindqvist Wilson
Books  Avedon at work, The Alkaline 5 Diet: Los, Grit and Glory: Six‑Man, The Innocent Spy, An Empty Death
Similar People  Andrew Wilson, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson

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Laura Cunningham Wilson (born 1939) is an American photographer. Her photographs have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wallpaper, Washington Post Magazine, and London's Sunday Times Magazine. She has completed five books of photography and text: Watt Matthews of Lambshead (1989), Hutterites of Montana (2000), Avedon at Work: In the American West (2003), Grit and Glory: Six-Man Football (2003) and That Day: Pictures in the American West (2015).


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Life and work

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Wilson was born Laura Cunningham and raised in Massachusetts, the daughter of Rosemary (née White) and Edward J. Cunningham.

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She has completed five books of photography and text. Watt Matthews of Lambshead (1989) is a photographic essay about one of the last Texas cattlemen. In Matthews' obituary, The New York Times wrote that the book has become “a classic of Texas history.” Hutterites of Montana (2000) documents the Hutterite communities of the American west. Avedon at Work: In the American West (2003) is a portrait of photographer Richard Avedon (for whom Wilson worked as an assistant) showing his creative process, working methods, and range of subjects as he worked to complete In the American West. Grit and Glory: Six-Man Football (2003) documents six-man football and its culture in small Texas towns. That Day: Pictures in the American West (2015) photographs in the American west accompanied by Wilson's observations at the time each photograph was taken. Larry McMurtry wrote, "Laura Wilson has an ever-searching eye for the bleak beauty of the west- and for it's bleak reality too. That Day is a remarkable book."

Laura Wilson (photographer) Owen Wilson and Laura Wilson Photos Zimbio

Wilson has lectured on photography at Harvard University, the International Center of Photography in New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the University of Texas at Austin.

She is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Philosophical Society of Texas. She serves on the board of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University.

Personal life

Wilson lives in Dallas, Texas and is the mother of actors Andrew, Owen, and Luke, and grandparents to four grandchildren through Andrew and Owen. She was married to director Robert A. Wilson, until his death of Alzheimer's disease on May 5, 2017.


  • Watt Matthews of Lambshead. Texas State Historical Association, 1989. ISBN 0876110901.
  • Hutterites of Montana. Yale University Press, 2000. ISBN 0300083394.
  • Avedon at Work: In the American West. University of Texas Press, 2003. ISBN 0292701934.
  • Grit and Glory: Six-Man Football. Bright Sky Press, 2003. ISBN 1931721289.
  • That Day: Pictures in the American West. Yale University Press, 2015. ISBN 9780300215397.
  • Exhibitions

    In September 2005, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas mounted an exhibition of Wilson's photographs from Avedon at Work.

    Photographs from the book Grit & Glory were exhibited in the Meadows Museum of Southern Methodist University in 2011.

    That Day: Laura Wilson was presented at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art from September 5, 2015 – February 14, 2016.


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