Laura Pedrick, Photographer
Laura Pedrick has been a mainstay of The New York Times photographic coverage for over 20 years. She shoots political campaigns, the legislature, and hard news items while contributing to every section of the newspaper including Education, Science & Technology, Dining, and Arts & Culture. Since getting her Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, Laura has been a frequent contributor to numerous magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Vanity Fair, New Jersey Monthly, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. She has a soft spot for authors and artists with memorable shoots in her portfolio including Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Muldoon, Elizabeth Gilbert, CK Williams, Richard Ford, John McPhee, and Toni Morrison.
Because she can’t get out from behind the lens, she also works for a wide range of corporate, institutional, commercial, governmental, and entertainment clients including Merck, A. M. Best, American Standard, McDonalds, Princeton University, the US National Park Service, and the Discovery Channel. Whether she’s working with the head honcho of a big corporation or the chef of a new local restaurant, Laura helps her subjects shed their discomfort, encourages them to breathe, and even gets some to laugh as she captures what makes them the best in their professions. Some of these examples can be seen on her website.