6:00 - 6:30: Member and Guest Meet & Greet
6:30: Meeting begins
Laurie Klein is known today as both a successful photographer with a signature style, and a photographic educator. Her life long commitment to the art of photography began 41 years ago in high school. "I didn't really discover my passion, my passion discovered me." Ansel Adams became one of her heroes and mentors. He taught her that discovering her own artistic voice was the gateway to becoming a fine artist. "Her style is unique, combining a wonderful ability for composition and a sensitivity to her subjects that will carry her to the top of her field. I can't teach the way she sees and feels!" - Ansel Adams
For many years Laurie has been mentoring young people in order to give them the encouragement to follow their creative dreams. Laurie also authored Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared, published by Amherst Media 2014 and Hand Coloring Black & White Photography, published by Rockport 1999.
Today she is recognized mostly for her signature infrared photography. Her work is held in private collections and museums.