Laura Epstein-Norris is fine arts and documentary photographer based in the Bay Area. Laura's work has been exhibited and published nationally, and her work can be found in private collections across the country. Her work reflects empathy and intimacy with her subjects, as she captures the small, essential moments in life.
Laura recently returned from a trip to Nairobi, Kenya and Kathmandu, Nepal, focused on better understanding women's issues and particularly menstrual health in a global context. This work is currently on exhibit at Jingletown Art Studios in Oakland, CA. This work is a natural extension of Laura's earlier work on menstrual health and gender equity, including a photo essay entitled “Blood in the Streets” (with writer Jennifer Weiss-Wolf), which was a staff pick and top 5 essay on Medium and was also syndicated on the front page of the Huffington Post. Laura’s photographs have also been widely used in coverage of advocacy to eliminate the tampon tax. They can be seen in the Ms. Blog “Menstrual Products are Taxed In 40 States”, Ms. Magazine “Periods Gone Public", The Nation “Why are We Paying Sales Tax on Tampons?” and on Bloomberg News, as well as on many social media sites.
Laura’s focus on social justice can also be seen in her latest photo essay, “My Son is a Felon (with Grant Fine, a lawyer and private investigator who has represented clients facing the death penalty), which as also a staff pick and selected as a top 20 read on Medium. Additionally, she is developing a photo series on the prevalence of gun violence in the United States with Rudy Corpuz, the creator of United Playaz.
In addition to her social justice emphasis, Laura also has an extensive fine arts portfolio, for which she has been recognized as a finalist of Photolucida, among other awards.
Laura has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Laura teaches photography and has taught at the graduate, college and high school levels.
If you would like more information on her work, Laura can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (415) 269-9825. Additionally, Laura is available for family portraits, headshots, and engagement shoots.