Laura L. Camden, MA

Laura L. Camden Associate Professor
Northern Arizona University
Photojournalism
Blg COM 16 Rm #369
Phone: 928-523-4335

Personal web page

lauracamden.com

https://sites.google.com/site/naudocstudies/home

Research and teaching interests

Professor Camden teaches Photojournalism and Documentary Studies courses and her creative interests focus on editorial photography, American studies ethnography and cultural anthropology. She is the author of the 2006 book Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land, Texas A&M Press, and her photographic collection is archived at the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for American History. She has been a professional photojournalist for the past 20 years covering such events at the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush for Reuters News Pictures in Washington, DC. Before coming to NAU, she taught at the University of Montana and the University of Texas at Austin. Laura has recently completed a documentary project based on fieldwork she and her students conducted at the Mainpat Tibetan Refugee Settlement in northern India in December 2012.

Courses offered

  • JLS 284 Basic Photojournalism

  • JLS 382 Intermediate Photojournalism

  • JLS 482 Advanced Photojournalism and Documentary
  • JLS 431C Journalism Capstone

Representative research and creative activity

Book

Laura L. Camden and Susan Gaetz Duarte, Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, Photographic Book, 2006

Articles

"Interdisciplinary Service to a Tibetan Refugee Settlement in India: A Cultural-Immersion Education Model.” Journal of Community Practice, Winter 2014. 

 "Photography as Sorcery: Making Accessible the Commonalities of the Human Experience." 

Article for NAU Global Magazine, Northern Arizona University, Spring 2010

Archive

Laura L. Camden Photographic Archive, Center for American History, Briscoe Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-present

Invited lectures/ Conference Presentations

Multimedia/visual storytelling workshop | University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, March 17-24, 2013 

Teaching photojournalism for the iPad | Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities | Honolulu, Hawaii, January 10-13, 2013 

Lights still on: The first and last of Montana’s drive-in movie theatres | Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities | Honolulu, Hawaii, January 10-13, 2012

Interpreting National Parks with Student Multimedia Projects | 11th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau | Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, Arizona October 26, 2011

Holding Ground: Revisiting the Dust Bowl | Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities | Honolulu, Hawaii, January 10-13, 2011

“Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land” | Twenty-five image solo photography exhibition and public lecture | July 25 & 26, 2008 Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas

Exhibitions

2013 | Group photography Show of Mainpat, India Images | School of Communication Gallery | 25 image exhibition for public program and Mainpat Seminar Series lecture

2012 | Photograph “Old Leupp Trading Post” in Iconic Arizona, an online photography gallery exhibit, Norton Photography Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona November 12, 2011 thru March 4, 2012

2011 | International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas | Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land | 25 image solo exhibition for public program

2010 | Photograph “Sarah Funk” in the tenth annual juried photo exhibit, High and Dry: People and Places of the World’s Dry Lands | Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center, Lubbock, Texas, Juror Roy Flukinger

2010 | Photographs “Old Colony School” and “Herman Funk” from juried photo exhibit, High and Dry: People and Places of the World’s Dry Lands | The University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum, El Paso, Texas

Education

MA, Photojournalism, The University of Texas-Austin, 1999
BA, Journalism, The University of Texas-Austin, 1991