Biography and Link to Commercial Portrait Work

Laurie Beck Peterson is a commercial photographer and non-silver printmaker living in Philadelphia. She grew up in Rochester, New York and is a graduate of Syracuse University, studying in both The School of Visual and Performing Arts and The Newhouse School. Following a career as an in-house photographer at The Eastman Kodak Company, she opened her own commercial business in Philadelphia, which she currently runs. For the past 14 years, Laurie has also dedicated herself to building several bodies of work in non-silver photography, revolving around the human figure, nature and pinhole images of architecture.


Currently, Laurie teaches non-silver photography at The University of The Arts and runs gum bichromate workshops privately, as well as through The Goggleworks Center For The Arts in Reading, PA. She is a past board member of First Person Arts. Her work is in the collections of The Eastman School of Music, Solutions for Progress, and Valley Green Bank, as well as many private collections. Her work is featured in the soon to be released book Gum Printing, A Step-By-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, by Christina Z. Anderson, Focal Press.


Professional affiliations: The Print Center, ASMP, APA, SPE and Fleisher Art Memorial.