Bio Laura Husar Garcia was born into a family of storytellers. At age 7, she brought her camera on adventures alongside her father, who was a writer. On Sunday mornings she spun the family globe and wherever her finger landed, that was the Chicago ethnic neighborhood they explored for the day. Her father wrote stories about the people they met, and Laura took pictures with her Kodak Instamatic, telling stories with her camera. Her passion for visual storytelling led to a career as a photographer. She has documented the intimacies of the human spirit and the beauty of nature for more than 25 years. Laura's photography has been exhibited widely, including Fotofever at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France, The Polish Museum of America in Chicago, Photo Independent in Los Angeles, California, The Rangefinder Gallery in Chicago, Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, Galeria el Zocalo in Santa Fe, New Mexico and LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, among others. Laura is co-winner of a 1st place Community Grant from the Illinois Humanities Council and a 2015 Photolucida Critical Mass top 200 finalist. Her photographs have been published in several books, including “America At Home: A Close-up Look at How We Live”, which is one of the largest collaborative photography projects in publishing history. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine and Newsweek, Slate Magazine and several other publications and books. Laura has been a photo editor for various workshops including The Chicago Photography Center and a portfolio reviewer at Columbia College in Chicago. She was a photographer in Santa Fe, NM, for more than ten years, where her foundation as an artist took root, before moving to Chicago where she became a photo editor at The Chicago Tribune. Currently Laura is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Three Story Media, a media production company. She lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband Alex, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, her two children and her yellow lab, Blue.