Laurie Schorr grew up along Long Island Sound surrounded by car parts and cuckoo clocks. Her father was an avid photographer and shared his love of fixing cameras and spending hours in the darkroom. She has been teaching photography through outreach and public school systems since 2003, and currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. She specializes in traditional and experimental darkroom processes.
Laurie has received numerous grants and awards for her photographic work and teaching, including a 2016 North Carolina Arts Council Residency for Holga and medium format photography, the 2014 North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant, finalist in 2014 PhotoLucida Critical Mass 200, the 2013 North Carolina Arts and Science Council Award, and Best Emerging Artist in Photography GLAAD OutAuction in NYC in 2009. Laurie's work has been exhibited locally and nationally.