Laura Noel Photographs

  • Leaving Chicago, 2013 will be part of American Roadtrip at Site: Brooklyn, January 20-February 19, 2016. 
  • Swimming with Astronauts is part of Space Jamz, Group Show 47, an online exhibition organized by the Humble Arts Foundation, NY. Visit to view work.
  • Excited to receive an Idea Capital grant to complete my artist book, The Lookout. The Lookout is a book of found poems I created by sitiching  together intertwined conversations overheard in public places. These found poems will be paired with photogras made from trash and other objects discovered on the streets. Thank you to the steering committee: Mary Stanley, Louise Shaw, Oronike Odeleye, Jody Fausett, Michael Gibson, Cubby West and Felicia Feaster.
  • Two recent articals on the Idea Capital grants: and
  • Tort, 2014, acrylic and enamel on canvas,  will be part of The Lagrange Art Museum's First LaGrange Southeast Regional exhibition, which opens February 19 and runs through April 2, 2016. Torte is painting made
2015 Highlights:
  • High Museum of Art curator Brett Abbott, selected 5  prints from the Smoke Break series for inclusion into the permanent collection of the High Museum as the APG/High Museum Purchase Award.
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography in conjunction with curtor Jennifer Schwartz chose my project Kaleidoscope for the Art on Track project, which brought photo-related public art into the Atlanta subway transit system.
  • Named to the Walthall Fellowship program administered by WonderRoot
  • Edin After Work, from the Smoke Break series, was choosen for the group exhibition, The National: Best Contemporary Photography, 2015, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indianna
  • Winning an honorable mention in the Baxter Street at CCNY Annual Exhibition, New York, NY, curated by Marvin Heiferman.
  • A Withdrawn image was chosen by The Griffin Museum of Photography's Paula Tognarelli, for inclusion in an exhibition at the Peter Miller Gallery in Providency Rhode Island. Oberlin College and the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Book Library at Emory Unviesity selected some of my artist books for their permanent collections.  
Fall 2014: 

  • Part of the Smoke Break series, including three new images, will be shown at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery as part of the Portfolio Show, curated by Richard McCabe of The Ogden Museum. The opening is Friday, December 12th at 7:30, followed by a juror talk on Saturday, December 13, at 11 AM. 

Winter 2014

  • I'm excited to announce that my project Give/Swap/Receive will be displayed as part of Cross-Reference at The Emory Visual Arts Gallery From February 6th through April. The reception is on February 6, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 PM. Two hundred original photograms will be given away on Wednesday, February 5 on the campus. Those receiving the prints can bring them to the opening and trade with others. Those attending the opening will be entered in a raffle to win one of five original prints. The project is funded in part through a grant from the Emory Center for Creativity & Arts. 

Winter 2013

  • I am pleased to announce the publication of my pocket book, Withdrawn, by Aglu, a Scottish publishing house dedicated to the creation of affordable, pocket-sized photography books.  For the past two years, I have been photographing books from schools, churches, city and county public systems and universities that were officially discarded. Withdrawn is an elegy for the decline of the traditional book with its tactile pleasures.  Withdrawn and other Aglu titles are available only at The Aglu site features a book preview and information on the cost (£5 or $7.50) plus shipping.
  •  Photo-eye Bookstore is now carrying signed copies of Law & Order Gets Me Through the Night online and at the Santa Fe store.
    I now have PayPal. Click the more information>purchase option tabs next to any picture or book on this site to order.
Fall 2011

  • Come visit me on Saturday, September 22, 2011, at the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Photobook Fair at the Piedmont Park Community Center from 9 AM until 1:00 PM. I will be selling and showing book projects old and new, including Law and Order Gets Me Through the Night, Paper, The Playgrounds of Cuba and several other titles.
  • I'm excited to join Chris Chambers, Manty Dey, Ariel Lockshaw, Tracy Murrell and Deborah Sosower as the WonderRoot CSA Season 05 artists. More information is available here: WonderRoot CSA, borrowed from the well-known ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ model to support farmers and put a bounty of local produce in shareholders' hands each week, gives the public the opportunity to support local artists and, in return, receive unique works by some of Atlanta's most talented artists.  Season 05 will include 30 shares that are available for $400 a share. This translates into six pieces of original art per shareholder! Artwork will be received by shareholders at a series of three pick up parties. Pick up parties will take place from January to March of 2015; exact dates will be confirmed by the end of December. Each pick up party will feature work by two of the artists and will include brief artist talks.
Summer 2014
  • Several images from my new series, The Glimpse, appear in the June/July issue of F-Stop Magazine,
  • My book, Withdrawn, will be part of The Filter Photo Festival's photo book exhibit at the Harrington College of Design in Chicago in September. In October, the exhibit will travel to Madison, Wisconsin, for the Wisconsin Book Festival.
  • Two images from the Fiction series appeared in Episode Five of the USA Network television show, Satisfaction, on August 11th.
  • Law & Order Gets Me Through the Night and Killing The Day, Volumes 1-4 were selected for the INFOCUS Photobook Exhibition at the Phoenix Museum of Art.
  • New releases are coming soon to - stay posted.
Fall 2013
  • I'm proud to announce the debut of my book site, All's Fair Press. AFP currently features both print on demand and artist books by me, including my quarterly visual diary, Killing The Day. In 2015, I hope to feature collaborations with other artists. Please visit
  • The Emory Center for Creativity & The Arts has awarded me a grant to produce Give/Swap/Receive in January of 2014, which will be part of the final faculty show of the Visual Arts Department. Two hundred numbered prints will be randomly distributed on the Emory campus on a specific date. Finding a print entitles the recipient to be part of a drawing for one of five large framed prints made especially for this exhibition. Print holders are invited to trade their prints with others at the opening. 
Summer 2013
  • The Odgen Museum of Southern is presenting  Smoke Break, as part of the Seeing Beyond the Ordinary exhibition, with Joshua Greer and Susan Worsham from August 3 through September 22, 2013 in New Orleans.
  •  Arnall, Golden Gregory is presenting a solo show of Withdrawn from July 31 - November 1, 2013 in their Atlanta office.  A public reception will be held October 11, from 5-7 at 171 17th Street, Suite 2111.
  • Work from the Withdrawn series will be shown at the Slow Exposures Festival in a show curated by John Bennette.
  • Whitney, 2006 was featured in the summer issue of The Houston Center for Photography's Spot Magazine in an article on Southern Photography.
  •   Super Massive Black Hole has included several of the Withdrawn images in the current issue (#12) on appropriation 
Fall 2012
  • The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, has accepted 9 images from the Withdrawn series into their permanent collection.
  • CNN Photo Blog is featuring a portion of the Withdrawn series on their
  • My image, Herbert Bates's Feast of July, will travel with the Center Forward exhibition to the Denver International Airport and RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco later this year.
  • The New Yorker's Photo Booth blog published an image from Withdrawn
  • Hotshoe International magazine, based in London, published an article on my series Withdrawn in the October November issue. The piece is available here:
  • My image, Pruned, 2008, will be part of a projected exhibition at The Rhode Island School of Design Museum entitled Looking at the Land - 21st Century American Views from September 21st - January 13, 2013, in Providence. The exhibition was organized by Andy Adams from Flak Photo.
  • Some of my poems and essay fragments will be a part of Groundstory: Tales from the Shade of the South at Agnes Scott College, September 28- November 17th.
  •  Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York will display the Withdrawn series as the Portfolio Showcase with Terri Garland from September 7th to October 7th.
  • One One Thousand is featuring myself (Smoke Break series) as the Featured Photographer, along with Richard Lou, for the month of August.
  •  The Enchanted Forest of Books, an installation created from recycled library books funded by an Atlanta Beltline grant, will be displayed in the Kirkwood section of the trail from September 8th through the end of November.
  • A selection from Cuban Playgrounds appears in the Latin America issue group show at F-Stop Magazine.
  •  Spring Dream #1 and #5 will be included in the Slow Exposures Main Exhibition, while Wall/Portrait, 2005, will be in the Ten Year Retrospective exhibition. Slow Exposures takes place the last two weekends in
Spring 2012
 Winter 2011-12
  • A selection of nine photographs from my series, Paper, is featured in the inaugural print issue of South X Southeast Photo Magazine.
  • My picture, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird will be published in the exhibition catalog, Art Takes Miami.
  • The indie Photobook Library has selected Law and Order Gets Me Through the Night as one of the top ten indie or self published books of 2011. Thanks to Larissa Leclair for choosing my work. Please visit the following link to see the entire list The books can be purchased here on my website.
  •  03.Noel.03 will be released by Fall Line Press on December 15th. A few copies remain of the first two issues. See to order or visit the Fall Line Reading Room inside the Jennifer Scwartz Gallery at 1000 Marietta Street, Atlanta.
  • I will be giving a mini-artist talk at MOCA GA with 5 other photographers as part of the exhibition, Brett Abbott Selects on November 20th, at 7:00 PM.
  •  Bill Boling, publisher of Fall Line, and I will be special guest panelists at Mary Virginia Swanson's presentation "To be Published or Self-published?" Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 PM at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta.
  • Fall Line's Free Fall 02.Noel.02 was issued on September 22. A few subscriptions and copies of both volumes are still available at Each copy is signed and numbered. 
  • Fall Line Press inaugurated their series of limited edition, quarterly magazines with Free Fall 01.Noel.01 in June.   Fall Line Press publishes Free Fall as a quarterly, with four sequential issues from each artist. Free Fall is published in a signed, limited-edition of fifty, whose intent is to offer a publication space that allows artists and photographers a specific kind of freedom, one that embraces the benefits of collaboration coupled with the tactile experience of analog
  • Subject Matters:  New Work by Laura Noel opens Thursday, September 15th at The Spruill Gallery as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. I am collecting to-do lists until Sept. 1st for an installation that accompanies the photographs. The exhibition closes October 30, 2011.
  • South X Southeast Photo Magazine will feature work from the Paper series in the August issue.
  •'s Cathy Fox reviews my career and recent work at
  • Hoop Skirts and Missiles, 2010 featured in the online exhibition, Alive.
  • Amy, 2005 is on display at Soho Photo in New York through August 6th.